This blog post by a long-time impact investor is a good quick introduction to the thinking behind this leading-edge approach to directing capital toward places where it can do the most good. Read the post.
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This report explains and defines community investing and its related products. Published by US SIF Foundation, it details current practices as well as takes a look forward at how to increase understanding and awareness of such products as well as diversifying products offered. See report(pdf).
SunFunder is a San Francisco- and Tanzania-based business that connects investors to high-impact solar projects that improve the lives of low-income communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides structures for both accredited investors, through a fund, and non-accredited investors, through a crowd-funding model (no interest on crowdfunded investments). Visit their website.
Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund, grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing rural businesses. Its loan fund is open to qualified investors and they accept donations from anyone. Learn more.