CDFI Roundtable – Now in Baton Rouge!

Serving the Underserved: Building Alternative Financial Services  in Low-Income Communities    When:  April 15, 2015 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Westerfield Conference Center | 1800 S. Acadian Thruway  Baton Rouge, LA Cost:     $45 per person   The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, sponsored by …

DIY solar; the psychology of everyday illusions; Melbourne’s food startups | SMARTPLANET Weekly

smartplanet WEEKLY A WEEKLY PREVIEW OF OUR CURRENT ISSUE, DELIVERED EVERY SUNDAY. November 24, 2013 FROM THE DESK OF … Could DIY solar shake up the industry? The big solar manufacturers say they’re not worried. Meanwhile, three startups in Melbourne who are aiming to loosen the grip of their city’s …

CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

Media Contact: Bill Luecht  |  202.653.0322  |  [email protected] CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities November 15, 2013 Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (cdfi Fund) announced awards totaling approximately $17 million to 85 FDIC-insured depository institutions for …

Reaching the Underserved Multi-Tenant Market Through Energy Efficiency Financing

NEWS RELEASE    For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]  202.507.4043   Reaching the Underserved Multi-Tenant Market Through Energy Efficiency Financing    Over the past several years, financing for energy efficiency investments has been widely viewed as a promising solution to reducing upfront cost barriers to investment in energy …

AsiaIIX: Capital Markets for a Social Good

Pioneering Impact: A Conversation with Wayne Silby                              MCS Lifestyle Photography/IIX© During the Impact Forum, the IIX and Shujog staff had the honor of spending time with Wayne Silby, a pioneer and giant in the space of …

CFED Announces Launch of the New JoinBankOn.org

CFED, National Partners Announce New Bank On Website First-Ever Local Unbanked Population Data Tool Released JoinBankOn.orgCFED, with support from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and in partnership with the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, the National League of Cities and the New America Foundation, has launched a new-and-improved …

Federation Exploring Billion-Dollar Community Development Bond Program

A publication from CDCU Insight Jan/Feb 2011 Dear Members and Friends: Greetings in the New Year! Here at the Federation we’ve had one of the snowiest beginnings to the year, forcing us to close our offices several times already, but despite these natural challenges, we have been as busy as …