May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 29, 2020 - COVID-19 by

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a date that has been observed since 1949 and focuses on the importance of taking care of one’s mental health by reaching people through the media, local events, and screenings.1 With one in every five people experiencing mental illness, this year’s theme “Tools 2 […]

Quarantine with our Furry Friends

May 22, 2020 - COVID-19 by

With many of us working from home during this period of quarantine and social distancing, we are not the only ones having to adapt to this new dynamic. Our pets are wondering why we are spending so much time with them and might even be acting a little bit different. […]

Supporting our Communities

May 15, 2020 - COVID-19 by

During these challenging times, CCM employees are participating in projects and volunteer activities supporting our local communities. This week’s blog spotlights some of these efforts. Charlotte MEDI – Charlotte MEDI was created in March 2020 as a response to COVID-19 and the shortage of face shields and cloth masks for […]

CCM’s $100 Million COVID-19 Relief Initiative

May 8, 2020 - COVID-19 by

Earlier this week,  CCM announced the launch of its new $100 million initiative to invest in COVID-19 relief efforts. Monies raised will look to invest in market-rate bonds financing a variety of community development activities including economic recovery programs, small businesses, and affordable housing. The $100 million initiative is not […]

Fed Expands Muni-Debt Program

May 1, 2020 - COVID-19 by

On Monday, April 27, the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced an expansion to the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), a $500 billion emergency lending program for state and local governments enduring the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The new expansion also lowered by 50 percent the population threshold criteria needed to […]

Earth Day 2020

Apr 24, 2020 - environment by

Earlier this week, on April 22nd, Earth Day celebrated its 50th anniversary, and although many of us would have liked to spend the day exploring the wonders of our planet, this year’s celebration was different given the global pandemic. The theme set for this year’s Earth Day was Climate Action. […]

The New Normal of Work Life

Apr 17, 2020 - COVID-19 by

Prior to March, “quarantine” and “self-distancing” weren’t common words used in our vocabulary.   This new normal has led most businesses and employees to adapt to a new culture of working from home – and with it comes a new virtual world. Conferences are being held online, webinars are even more […]

UNPRI: Responsible Investors Response to COVID-19

Apr 10, 2020 - COVID-19 by

At the end of March, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) published a guidance on how responsible investors should respond to the pandemic crisis COVID-19, in an effort to mitigate the social and economic consequences caused by the Coronavirus. The PRI emphasizes that this crisis will not only […]

Annual Impact Report Webinar

Apr 3, 2020 - Impact Investing by

Many of you are already aware that we postponed our Annual Impact Report webinar a few weeks ago to next Tuesday, April 7, at 2pm ET. The past few weeks have been unprecedented, to say the least, and we are looking forward to sharing stories and examples of positive impact […]

Investor Statement on Coronavirus Response

Mar 27, 2020 - COVID-19 by

On March 26, Domini Impact Investments, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, and the New York City Comptroller’s Office issued a Statement to the business community in response to the Coronavirus crisis. The initiative asked for global institutional investors to step up as corporate citizens, and recommended measures that can […]