Entries by deborah

Join Ujima! #hope #abundance #solidarity

What would it look like to take back our economy? To put ordinary folks in control of the goods and services they wish to produce and consume? To keep knowledge and capital circulating within the neighborhood rather than draining out to multinational corporations? If that’s a vision you believe in, then join the Boston Impact […]

WeSpire Builds Diversity/Inclusion Module

WeSpire is an employee engagement platform that supports large organizations to design, deliver and measure the benefits of positive impact programs like sustainability, corporate social responsibility and well-being initiatives. BII Fund made a convertible preferred investment in the platform to ensure that its diversity/inclusion module has the quality of content and influence that can transform the way […]

Financing 88 Acres Regional Growth

88 Acres is an artisan food enterprise that produces healthy snacks free of the top eight food allergens. Their manufacturing center, located at the Pearl facility in Dorchester, generates more than a dozen good jobs for the local community. BII Fund made a convertible debt investment to provide growth capital for expansion throughout the New England […]

Apply for Free Office Space

For the fourth year in a row, the Boston Impact Initiative is partnering with Fields Corner Business Lab to sponsor a local business that will receive free space and executive coaching. This year, the Boston Ujima Project is joining the partnership to create a participatory process for selecting the winners. We are currently seeking applications […]

Re-investing in Sunwealth

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just made our second investment in Sunwealth, a pioneering clean energy investment firm based in Boston. After investing in Sunwealth’s Boston Interfaith Solar Project earlier this year, we’ve now invested in a fund that aggregates low-income homeowners and anchor non-profits in economically distressed neighborhoods, allowing these communities to gain […]

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 […]