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Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts: How Solidarity Economy Movement is Emerging in Lower Income Communities of Color

Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts: How Solidarity Economy Movement is Emerging in Lower Income Communities of Color

March 16th, 2017

New Report! Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts: How Solidarity Economy Movement is Emerging in Lower Income Communities of Colorread more...

Introducing Alexie Torres-Fleming & Afsana Jahan

Introducing Alexie Torres-Fleming & Afsana Jahan

February 22nd, 2017

BII is excited to welcome Alexie Torres-Fleming to the Investment Committee and Afsana Jahan as Senior Analyst!read more...

Winter Investments

Winter Investments

February 22nd, 2017

BII's winter investments comprise of JVS, SunWealth, and Tremendous Maid. Welcome to our community!read more...

Introducing Mark Watson

Introducing Mark Watson

November 21st, 2016

BII is excited to welcome Kevin Dutt as Managing Director and Mark Watson as Senior Advisor.read more...

Fall Investments

Fall Investments

November 21st, 2016

BII's fall investments comprise of Coalition of Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (COHIF), Delectable Desires Pastries, Good Clothing Company, and WeSpire. Welcome to our community!read more...

Introducing Fall Interns

Introducing Fall Interns

November 21st, 2016

We welcome our fall interns Afsana Jahan, Dalia Sawaya and Nic Miragliuolo. Thank you for your curiosity, hard work and contributions!read more...

Spring / Summer Investments

Spring / Summer Investments

July 18th, 2016

BII's spring / summer investments include 99 Degrees Custom, Advoqt, CERO, Co-op Power, and Wellspring Harvest. Welcome to the BII community!read more...

Introducing Our Summer Interns

Introducing Our Summer Interns

July 18th, 2016

We welcome our summer interns Chris Kim, Claudia Wong and Katie Schlager. Thank you for your curiosity, commitment and great work!read more...

Congratulations Aaron Tanaka

Congratulations Aaron Tanaka

June 15th, 2016

Congratulations BII Senior Advisor Aaron Tanaka, founder of Center for Economic Democracy, for being selected as a 2016 Echoing Green Global Fellow!read more...

BII 2015 Annual Review

BII 2015 Annual Review

June 15th, 2016

Boston Impact Initiative's 2015 Annual Review is now available. Learn more about BII and our portfolio businesses' accomplishments!read more...

Fall / Winter Investments

Fall / Winter Investments

April 27th, 2016

The Boston Impact Initiative makes new and renewal investments with All Towns Insurance, Chocolate Therapy, City Feed & Supply, Green City Growers, M.S. Peltier Insurance, and Tremendous Maid.read more...

Introducing Xau Ying Ly

Introducing Xau Ying Ly

February 23rd, 2016

The Boston Impact Initiative is excited to introduce Xau Ying Ly as the newest member of the staff team. Xau Ying has a background in environmental justice, community health, and anchor-based economic development.read more...

Spring / Summer Investments

Spring / Summer Investments

September 25th, 2015

The Boston Impact Initiative makes new investments and renewal grants with Dorchester Food Co-op, Fields Corner Business Lab, Jubali, Lady Dye Yarns, Salamander Cafe, and Smarter In the City.read more...

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

August 4th, 2015

Boston Impact Initiative is pleased to release our 2014 Annual Report, including Portfolio Highlights, an Investment Overview and Special Project updates.read more...

Introducing Glynn Lloyd

Introducing Glynn Lloyd

June 1st, 2015

The Boston Impact Initiative is excited to introduce you to Glynn Lloyd, the newest member of our team. As the founder and former CEO of City Fresh Foods, Glynn brings over 20 years of entrepreneurship, leadership and business acumen to his role as the Managing Director of our fund.read more...

Fall / Winter Investments

Fall / Winter Investments

January 2nd, 2015

The Boston Impact Initiative closes our first equity deal with City Fresh Foods! See this and other new investments with Renew Energy Partners and Fresh Food Generation.read more...

Social Good Marketing Wins Prize in Dorchester

Social Good Marketing Wins Prize in Dorchester

December 20th, 2014

BII was proud to award free office space to Social Good Marketing at the Fields Corner Business Lab, winner of BII's social impact prize.read more...

Summer/Fall Investments

Summer/Fall Investments

November 1st, 2014

BII's summer / fall investments: Tony Williams Dance Center, 88 Acres, Fields Corner Business Lab, and Smarter in the City.read more...

CERO Starts Operations, Raises DPO Funds

CERO Starts Operations, Raises DPO Funds

September 10th, 2014

Learn about CERO, nationally recognized worker-owned recycling co-op. BII is an early investor, and CERO has launched a public offering to raise community capital.read more...

Financing the New Economy

Financing the New Economy

September 1st, 2014

This summer, the Boston Impact Initiative was proud to help convene the Boston Community Finance Study Group to explore models of community controlled financial institutions that could help deepen the resilience of the local economy.read more...

New Team Member: Nene Igietseme

New Team Member: Nene Igietseme

July 1st, 2014

Nene is a youth worker and consultant in Boston with a strong interest in developing youth leadership in community economic development strategies. (insert a short excerpt here)read more...