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HIT Cited as a Model for Economically Targeted Investments in Industry White Paper

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) was recently featured as a case study in a June 2017 report published by Pacific Community Ventures (PCV), The Pursuit of Financial Return and Societal Benefit: An Examination of Pension Fund Economically Targeted Investments. PCV, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community development financial institution based in San Francisco, and its impact investing research and consulting practice, PCV InSight, provide clients with analysis that drives capital toward social causes. The Pursuit of Financial Return and Societal Benefit focuses on the history of Economically Targeted Investments, how they have evolved over time, and future opportunities for pension funds a

Catalog of Economically Targeted Investments by Pension Funds

In October of 2015, the Department of Labor released new guidance on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This reaffirmed that pension funds — holders of $20+ trillion in capital — could pursue economically-targeted investments (ETIs). These kinds of investments let pension funds put their capital to work in ways that not only generate financial returns but also create jobs and support local economies and the environment — furthering the long-term interests of their plan participants and beneficiaries. Following the one-year anniversary of the ERISA ETI guidance, the Accelerating Impact Investing Initiative (AI3) is pleased to share a first-of-its kind online catalog of 118 p

The Heartland-Kalmanovitz Fellows Take New York!

The Heartland-Kalmanovitz Fellowship wrapped up its first exciting, successful summer with a road trip to New York City on Friday, July 21. The group took a 5:30 AM Amtrak from Washington to get to the city. You might be able to tell from a few selected photos that the Fellows had a great time. The project was piloted this summer as part of a mutual collaboration between Heartland Capital Strategies and Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. We are thrilled to have been able to work with such a smart, diverse group of fellows for our inaugural class! This was the itinerary for the day: KPS Capital Partners: David Shapiro, a Co-Founder and Managing Pa

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