With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season upon us, we thought it would be a good time to highlight one of CCM’s seventeen impact investment themes: disaster recovery. Investors who choose disaster recovery as an impact theme are supporting various community development activities in federally-designated disaster areas and disaster-prone areas to […]
At CCM, we categorize our investments using seventeen impact themes, one of which is gender lens. We define this theme as follows: benefiting women and girls, primarily those that are low- and moderate-income, such as women-owned businesses, educational programs, health-related services, and affordable homeownership. We support these initiatives promoting gender […]
While the U.S. has made tremendous progress in gender equality, a gender gap persists. Whether it is a result of institutional discrimination towards women, their roles as caregivers affecting their salaries, or a combination of both, a gender wage gap is prevalent among many occupations.
By now, it’s likely you’ve come across at least one story with a headline signaling the close relationship between millennials and impact investing. Millennials, those born between 1980-2000, have been exposed to pressing reminders of global threats such as climate change and overpopulation. Perhaps this underlies many recent studies demonstrating […]
The term “green bond” is receiving more and more attention, not only because of the growing demand for ESG investments, but also because the “green” label is so ambiguous. Perhaps the lack of a clear definition is partly a result of the approximately $576 billion universe of unlabeled green bonds. […]
For every 100 extremely low income households in the U.S.—those at or below 30% of the area median income—there are only 29 “adequate, affordable, and available” rental units, according to the Urban Institute.
As discussed in an earlier blog, The Nomenclature of Impact Investing, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing and SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) are two of many acronyms used for impact investing. Despite its growing popularity, some investors have voiced their concern regarding a returns trade-off. ESG investors and managers, including […]
While social justice has advanced tremendously, racial equality remains far from perfect. In fact, former President Barack Obama claims that the country still faces “unfinished business of the civil rights movement”.  So in honor of Black History Month, this blog post highlights four African Americans who have positively contributed […]
Discussions on the future of the United States’ role in climate change are flooding the news’ sections of sustainable organizations. Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may make some socially minded uneasy, but we like to be optimistic and hope the future will include […]
Have you ever stopped to analyze your trash? Here in the United States, we are privileged to dispose of the things we no longer want in our sight with great convenience, ridding the waste from our homes for others and the environment to deal with later. The United States Department […]