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Calvert Impact is a global nonprofit investment firm that helps investors and financial professionals invest in solutions that people and the planet need. During its 29-year history, Calvert Impact has mobilized approximately $5 billion to build and grow local community and green finance organizations through its flagship Community Investment Note® and other products and services. Calvert Impact recently launched the Cut Carbon Note, a product that aims to reduce carbon emissions and transform the way we build. Calvert Impact uses its unique position to bring the capital markets and communities closer together. More at calvertimpact.org.

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July 12, 2024

Calvert Impact announces national program to capitalize small businesses

Supported by the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs Alternatives, Access by Calvert Impact focuses on increasing access to credit for small businesses

June 18, 2024

Calvert Impact announces second Cut Carbon Note issuance

Grunin Prize-winning green bonds finance decarbonization of commercial buildings and contribute to the clean energy transition

May 30, 2024

Calvert Impact and partners launch SSBCI-Supported Washington Small Business Flex Fund 2

The Washington program will provide access to credit for small businesses and local non-profits

April 04, 2024

Climate United Awarded $6.97 Billion Grant From National Clean Investment Fund

The Climate United Coalition Will Manage $6.97B from the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

March 26, 2024

Calvert Impact adds two experienced banking executives to board of directors

Calvert Impact, Inc. announced the appointment of two new experienced financial professionals, Eliza Pepper and Georgina Baker, to its board of directors.

January 19, 2024

Calvert Impact Releases Financial Advisor Guide to Impact Investing

The guide and related trainings aim to provide tailored education to advisors on impact investing opportunities and how they can develop client relationships

November 29, 2023

Calvert Impact CEO to speak at UN climate conference

Jennifer Pryce invited to join other climate leaders presenting at COP28 UAE climate summit in Dubai

November 28, 2023

Calvert Impact and partners launch New Jersey Capital Access Fund to support small businesses through community lenders

The New Jersey program is firm’s third under State Small Business Credit Initiative

November 27, 2023

Mission Driven Bank Fund's first close tops $100 million

The Fund, anchored by leading investors committed to building better communities, will support banks addressing the racial wealth and income gap

November 14, 2023

Calvert Impact Capital adds Morgan Stanley Investment Management executive to Board of Directors

Lisa Winslow brings over two decades of traditional banking experience to board

November 07, 2023

Calvert Impact releases 2023 Impact Report: 'Demonstrate, Educate, Transform'

Report shows cumulative impact of Community Investment Note® and new products

October 27, 2023

Climate United Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

More than a dozen leaders in clean energy, sustainable finance, and community organizing ready to oversee strategy and implementation of National Clean Investment Fund

October 18, 2023

Calvert Impact closes initial offering of Cut Carbon Note

The green bond drives decarbonization of buildings and expands the number of investors contributing to the clean energy transition.

October 12, 2023

Climate United Submits Bid to Manage Part of EPA’s $14 billion National Clean Investment Fund

Climate United today announced the submission of its proposal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Clean Investment Fund award competition, part of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

July 20, 2023

Calvert Impact-managed New York Forward Loan Fund 2 opens

The Fund is the latest example of public-private partnership to provide ongoing support to historically underfunded small businesses

July 14, 2023

Climate United issues statements on the formal launch of National Clean Investment Fund selection process

Leaders of Climate United today issued statements on the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of the Notices of Funding Opportunities related to the $14 billion National Clean Investment Fund.

July 06, 2023

New report by Calvert Impact and partners demonstrates path to scale for community finance

Report identifies key lessons from pandemic era small business recovery funds

June 21, 2023

Leading sustainable energy and community finance organizations join forces to pursue National Clean Investment Fund mandate

Calvert Impact announces intention to apply for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund program in partnership with Community Preservation Corporation and Self-Help

May 17, 2023

Calvert Impact affirms alignment with Impact Principles, receives Advanced ratings in independent verification

Calvert Impact affirms alignment with Impact Principles, receives Advanced ratings in independent verification; Community Investment Note earns elite designation from BlueMark

April 19, 2023

Calvert Impact Community Investment Notes reach $1B milestone

Calvert Impact Community Investment Notes reach $1B milestone Continued demand through brokerage channel enables impact leader to advance social and climate justice in communities around the world

February 15, 2023

Calvert Impact and partners launch Nevada Battle Born Growth Microloan program

Nevada becomes first state to launch loan participation program under new small business credit initiative

December 15, 2022

Elizabeth Park Capital Management and Calvert Impact selected to co-manage Mission Driven Bank Fund

Elizabeth Park Capital Management (Elizabeth Park) and Calvert Impact announced they are teaming up on an investment fund to invest in mission-driven U.S. banks.

November 07, 2022

Calvert Impact releases its 2022 Impact Report

Calvert Impact announced the publication of its 2022 Impact Report. The report showcases Calvert Impact's portfolio partners' work in communities around the globe and the impact of its investors' capital.

October 17, 2022

Calvert Impact Capital announces expansion strategy, creation of Calvert Impact

New corporate structure strengthens mission and supports strategy to build suite of impact investment product and service offerings

July 27, 2022

Calvert Impact Capital survey finds that investors are finally walking the talk and investing for climate change, racial equity

Biennial survey shows Community Investment Note a critical entry point to impact investing

April 22, 2022

Calvert Impact Capital Enters Partnership with 8 Billion Trees to Offset Carbon Emissions

Calvert Impact Capital committed to offset carbon emissions with social enterprise that runs large-scale planting operations in the Amazon rainforest

March 15, 2022

Calvert Impact Capital, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, and 60 Decibels release new research as small business recovery programs surpass $210 million in lending

Coalition of non-profits tackled structural inequities in the financial system

March 15, 2022

Two years into the pandemic, underbanked small businesses still struggling to build back

Many small businesses are still feeling the economic effects of the pandemic. The Southern Opportunity and Resilience Fund is helping reverse this trend by providing low-cost funding and support to small businesses.

November 15, 2021

SOAR Disburses Over $11 Million in Loans to Help South's Smallest Businesses Recover; Nearly Half to Black-Owned Businesses

Economic recovery program built to support the South's smallest businesses is reaching the underbanked; nearly 80% of loans have been made to businesses owned by women and entrepreneurs of color.

July 26, 2021

Calvert Impact Capital Doubles Down on Small Businesses to Build a Lasting, Equitable Economic Recovery

Calvert Impact Capital, a non-profit investment firm dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable world, has made and facilitated more than $415 million in loans to help small businesses recover from the pandemic

July 15, 2021

Calvert Impact Capital Announces Four New Women Board Members Focused on Global Sustainable Finance

Calvert Impact Capital has appointed four new board members with expertise in global sustainable finance to strengthen its bold, urgent action on climate solutions, racial and gender equity, and access to opportunity

October 26, 2020

Calvert Impact Capital expands relationship with eco.business Fund to increase financing for biodiversity conservation

Calvert Impact Capital expands relationship with eco.business Fund to increase financing for biodiversity conservation

October 01, 2020

Calvert Impact Capital Expands Work in Under-Resourced Communities Globally; Exceeds $500 Million in Community Investment Note® Balance

Pioneering impact investing firm grows to meet the interwoven challenges of COVID-19, structural inequalities and climate change

In the News

January 23, 2024 | WRAL News

North Carolina-based organization part of group competing to manage federal clean energy funding

October 23, 2023 | Environmental Finance

Calvert Impact raises $30m from initial C-PACE 'Cut Carbon' bond issuance

October 12, 2023 | Business Wire

Climate United Submits Bid to Manage Part of EPA’s $14 billion National Clean Investment Fund

January 13, 2021 |  Morningstar

How to Add Impact Investing to Client Portfolios Through CDFI Loans

October 15, 2020 | Invest for Good

Finance that Reaches Communities

October 06, 2020 | Next City

New York State Small Business Fund Shows Promise Reaching the Unreachable