INVESTING IN THE LOBSTER COAST

“We at Ethical Markets  are proud  to publish the cutting edge analyses of our Advisory Board member , Ellie Winninghoff , former investment banker and now the best due diligence expert we know for analyzing ethical biomimicry and natural capital investment deals” – Hazel Henderson , Editor –in-Chief INVESTING IN …

THE GO-TO RATING SERVICE FOR NONPROFIT DO-GOOD LOAN FUNDS

THE GO-TO RATING SERVICE FOR NONPROFIT DO-GOOD LOAN FUNDS The CARS rating service includes deep dive due diligence and analysis   By Ellie Winninghoff, award winning journalist and member of Ethical Markets Research Advisory Board   Local wind-farms that finance services for low-income people, microfinance for Indians, conservation easements that …

Wrap and Followups – Credit Suisse Impact Investing Forum

    Dear Friends, By all accounts so far voiced to me, the impact investing forum with Credit Suisse was successful. Many thanks to all of you for your participation, in person and remotely. Below I have sketched out some of the deliverables that Fund Balance is focused on moving …

Investing in Indian Country’s Pine Ridge Reservation

The pioneering Lakota Funds, which brought micro-loans and business training to Indian country, is launching a credit union By Ellie Winninghoff Imagine a reservation the size of Connecticut with 30,000 people living on it who have no access to banking services–and which is ringed by predatory payday lenders. That’s how …

Federation Issues Major Study of CDCUs and CDFI Industry

Federation Issues Major Study of CDCUs and CDFI Industry (March 14, 2012 – New York, NY) A major new study by National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) President/CEO Cliff Rosenthal, entitled Credit Unions, Community Development Finance and the Great Recession, has been released by the Federal Reserve Bank …

Federation Issues Major Study of CDCUs and CDFI Industry

We welcome this important report , however, the “Great Recession” is a mystification, when we all know that the real problem is that the domestic money supply collapsed, due to fewer bank loans and securitizations, by which our banks create most of our nation’s money supply! Hazel Henderson, Editor Federation …