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Kyle Wong

Kyle Wong is an experienced finance professional with a diverse background in financial modeling and analysis. A lifelong Boston native, he is interested in the intersection of investing and economic development, and is excited to contribute to Boston Impact Initiative’s efforts to support resilient local communities. He received his bachelor in finance (cum laude) from […]

Next Economy Now

The Next Economy Now podcast interviews Boston Impact Initiative founding partner Deborah Frieze about how to create healthy, resilient and inclusive communities by redistributing wealth from where it’s been accumulated to where it’s been extracted from.

Impact Terms Project

The Impact Terms Project was created to encourage the growth of impact investing around the world by helping people learn from and build on the experience of pioneers in the field. Their ambition is to make ITP a library of real-world knowledge and expertise on structuring impact investments and enterprises.

We’re Hiring an Administrator

The position will work closely with the Managing Director to provide administrative support for BII’s investing activities, investor relations, banking and accounting, data management, event planning, social media and general administration. The Administrator will play an essential role in helping launch Boston Impact Initiative as a Charitable Loan Fund. Duties and Responsibilities Track portfolio companies’ […]

MA Pathways

Massachusetts Pathways LLC, a collaboration between Commonwealth of Massachusetts, JVS Boston, and Social Finance, is the nation’s first adult education/employment Pay for Success Bond in the country. This $15 million project will provide adult education and employment services to nearly 3,000 individuals across the greater Boston area, north shore, and metro-west. In 2017, BII made […]

Sunwealth

Sunwealth is a pioneering clean energy investment firm determined to unleash the power of commercial solar by delivering meaningful returns and tangible impact. Sunwealth’s Boston Interfaith Solar Project provides project financing and development of solar on houses of worship. In 2017, BII provided a loan to help finance clean energy on three houses of worship […]

Mike Leyba

Originally from Los Angeles, Mike is an activist, communicator and futurist living in Boston. Mike became an activist during the Campaign Against Prop 8 in California, a ballot initiative that would have banned same-sex marriage. He has managed multiple political campaigns for State Representative. Mike is currently Communications Director for United for a Fair Economy, […]

Lisa Hayles

Lisa Hayles specializes in promoting sustainable and impact investing with institutional investors. She works at Boston Common Asset Management, where she focuses on engagements promoting gender and racial equality. A native of Toronto, Lisa relocated to Boston from the UK in 2013. She supports Womenade, a giving circle serving Boston area women and girls and […]

Introducing Mark Watson as Managing Director

Back in October, Mark Watson joined our Investment Committee. It didn’t take long for us to fall in love with him, and apparently the feeling was mutual: Mark agreed to join us full time in April to lead Boston Impact Initiative into this next stage of our growth.  Mark is former CEO and founder of […]

Worker Ownership in Boston

The City of Boston has launched a Worker Cooperative Initiative in concert with Mayor Walsh’s efforts to expand support for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and create opportunities for economic mobility for every Bostonian. BII is actively participating in the City’s efforts. Learn more