Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Catalyzing American Retail Investment in Community Development Finance: What Can We Learn from Other SRI Success Stories?

Author(s): Caroline Bressan and Eliza M. Erikson, Calvert Foundation

March 2011

Community Development Investment Review

When Calvert Social Investment Foundation launched its current programs in 1995, with the mission of helping to end poverty through investment, we began our first foray into investing in microfinance. Through our increasing involvement in the international impact investing industry, we have seen a true scaling of targeted investments to the microfinance sector.

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