Description of Duke School of Business Video: This event, titled “Impact Investing: How to Earn a Return While Lifting Communities Out of Poverty,” was hosted by the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing (CASE i3) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Lisa Hall is President and CEO of the Calvert Foundation. She has combined her experience in the financial services industry with her passion for community development to become one of the strongest leaders and advocates for the field of impact investing. Hear her talk about her work at the Calvert Foundation, the largest US-based nonprofit impact investing fund, managing investment products for individual, non-accredited investors.
Both a certified CDFI (community development finance institution) and a GIIRS Pioneer Investor, Calvert Foundation’s portfolio comprises investment in a diversified mix of high-impact organizations. Calvert Foundation’s core product, the Community Investment Note, allows individual investors to start with as little as $20. The note has mobilized more than $200M for investment in 250 community organizations in the US and around the world — building or rehabilitating over 17,000 homes, creating 430,000 jobs, and financing over 25,000 co-operatives, social enterprises, and community facilities.