Community Development Innovation Review

August 2009
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Local Stock Exchanges and National Stimulus

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Since the global financial system unraveled in 2008, U.S. policymakers have struggled heroically to improve the performance and oversight of global banks and investment firms. But these actions have been largely unresponsive to the growing number of Americans who would like to remove their hard-earned retirement savings from these high financial fliers altogether and invest their nest eggs instead in their community. Might it be time for policymakers to consider the potential stimulus payoffs from nurturing micro-equity investments?

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Other articles in this issue

Mission Insurance: How to Structure a Social Enterprise So Its Social and Environmental Goals Survive into the Future

Exploring the Continuum of Social and Financial Returns: When Does a Nonprofit Become a Social Enterprise?

Using High-Transparency Banks to Reconnect Money and Meaning

Impact Investing: Harnessing Capital Markets to Solve Problems at Scale

Increasing Access to Capital: Could Better Measurement of Social and Environmental Outcomes Entice More Institutional Investment Capital into Underserved Communities?

NCIF Social Performance Metrics: Increasing the Flow of Investments in Distressed Neighborhoods through Community Development Banking Institutions

Reject the Reset!

Rethink Charity

At the Crossroads Where Economic Development, Job Creation and Workforce Development Intersect

Value

Could “Small Is Beautiful” Replace “Too Big to Fail?”