In this episode you’ll hear about:
• How poverty can’t be overcome without addressing dire environmental and economic situations in comunities.
• Ways the pandemic has exacerbated extreme poverty.
• What it takes to create upward mobility.
• Andy Posner describes how small personal loans and financial coaching from Capital Good Fund are helping individuals escape poverty in 12 states.
• Describes range of ESG investing strategies from exclusionary stock picking to shareholder activism.
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Andy Posner is founder and CEO of Capital Good Fund and he believes equitable financial services can unlock the potential of the poor. He started the fund, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 2009 to use financial tools like loans and education to target endemic poverty — first in Rhode Island, then around the rest of the nation.
Jay Lipman is CEO of Ethic, a tech-driven asset management firm he created in 2015 to simplify and popularize the creation of sustainable investment portfolios. Ethic builds separately managed accounts that are optimized to track the market, align with a client’s investment allocation and outperform chosen sustainability criteria. Lipman’s firm also guides clients in developing a personal mission statement.
Sherlie Martinez of Providence, Rhode Island, is a client of the Capital Good Fund.