Episode 18 – Bringing Energy Efficiency to Community Development

Many impact lenders struggle with energy efficiency financing–sure, we all support the idea, but without technical expertise in the area it can be hard to get credit committees comfortable with utility cost savings that justify added upfront costs. Inclusive Prosperity Capital, a spin-off of the Connecticut Green Bank, aims to solve this problem. By specializing […]

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Coming Up Next…

We are excited to announce a great lineup of upcoming episodes to take us through the end of 2018 and lead into 2019.  A busy conference season left us a little inconsistent on getting episodes out this fall, but the wait will be worth it for these shows: Cliff Rosenthal, a founder of the CDFI […]

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Episode 12 – Changes in the Small Business Lending Landscape

Mark Barbash joins the impact lenders podcast to talk about the changing landscape of the small business lending sector, and how impact lenders can best respond to it. The declining number of community banks and the proliferation of online lenders has shifted the small business lending environment dramatically. Impact lenders need to understand these market […]

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Episode 11 – Reforming CRA

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) motivates a substantial portion of bank investments into CDFIs, and as budgets for community development programs shrink, its importance continues to grow.  The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on reforms to CRA, highlighting the likelihood that changes are […]

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