Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Building Scale in Community Impact Investing through Nonfinancial Performance Measurement


December 2010

Community Development Investment Review

The measurement of nonfinancial performance is becoming increasingly important in the community impact investing industry, where individuals and institutions actively deploy capital in low-income domestic markets for both financial and social returns. Quality data ensure that the creation of jobs, construction of community facilities, financing of affordable housing, and other benefits that characterize the sector are delivered cost-effectively and transparently.

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