The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has released its 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey.
This week, the Federal Reserve Banks in collaboration released the 2016 Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms, which provides timely information on small business financing needs, decisions, and outcomes.
Next week, be on the look out for an invitation to participate in the 2017 CDFI Compensation Survey. The 2017 survey requests compensation information on 21 different positions. Quatt Associates will conduct the survey for OFN.
The facts are startling: Hispanic and black Americans have levels of wealth that are only one-tenth those of white Americans. There are many reasons why this is the case, but it is partly because they hold fewer business and financial assets.
Impact investing has the potential to play a major role in expanding capital sources for CDFIs, as was highlighted in OFN’s CDFI Futures report.