Muni Bonds and Social Justice Part II:
What can we do?
How can we know factually which muni bond issuers are actually creating a net benefit for society and the environment — and which might be subpar from an impact allocation perspective? And can even everyday investors help rebuild their communities via muni investing? And specifically, what tools are available for investors – both institutional and retail – who wish to engage?
Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00 AM Eastern, 1:00 PM Pacific
Presented by Transform Finance
Dear Members and Guests of the Transform Finance Investor Network:
We explored recently with Activest the intersection of racial justice and municipal bond finance, looking specifically at how to marshal progressive capital to incentivize and fund policy reforms at the municipal level. It was a most engaging presentation; a recording is available here.
In this follow-on webinar, we will explore further how investors can engage with municipal bond finance from a social justice perspective.
R. Paul Herman of HIP Investor will explain how HIP Investor has evaluated 26,000 muni-bond issuers on positive impact – from health outcomes of patients in hospitals, to student performance in schools, to the renewable energy mix of local governments. These impact metrics can form a basis for further accountability and impact management for the expected results of muni bonds.
Mary Taft-McPhee and Rodrigo Davies of Neighborly.com will show how local investors can use municipal bonds to fund and support great schools, clean energy, and other improvements in local governments and nonprofits, spurring more civic engagement as well as recapitalizing communities.
Within a broader context of renewed attention to local – as opposed to federal-level – strategies, we find this to be a fundamental conversation.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00 AM Eastern, 1:00 PM Pacific for this 90-minute webinar via Webex.
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