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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

Boston Ujima Project Hiring a Capital Fund Manager

Boston Ujima Project Job Description Ujima Capital Fund Manager Position Summary Ujima Project is seeking a full time Fund Manager to help launch and lead Ujima’s innovative community-controlled investment fund. The Fund Manager will have a balance of investment analysis and / or management experience, a commitment to social and economic justice, and the ability […]

RSF Social Finance

The mission of RSF Social Finance is to create financial relationships that are direct, transparent, personal and focused on long-term social, economic and ecological benefit. RSF achieves its mission by offering investors and donors dynamic ways to align their money with their values, connecting entrepreneurs with diverse forms of capital, and empowering leaders and advancing […]

Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray is a renowned global law firm with more than 150 years of history providing services to the world’s leaders in business and finance. Ropes & Gray provides clients with leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies. Ropes & Gray handles all of BII Fund’s […]

Riemer & Braunstein

Riemer & Braunstein is a Boston-based law firm that specializes in meeting the needs of financial institutions, individuals and corporations and businesses of all sizes. With more than 80 years of practice, Riemer & Braunstein’s six core practice areas are Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Corporate, Trusts & Estates. Riemer & Braunstein handles […]