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Environmental Lending/Investing Panel, July 24
Subject: Virtual Learning Center Special - Environmental Investing and Lending Panel, Wednesday, July 24th
A growing number of Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) are*investing in environmentally focused enterprises, from organic farms to recycling to brownfields redevelopment. On Wednesday, July 24th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM EDT, hear from five CDFIleaders in the field of green lending/investing and explore the rapidly emerging triple bottom-line philosophy of ecology/economy/equity.
This one-session presentation and discussion panel will offer case examples of lending to green projects, as well as ideas on screening projects, marketing, attracting green investors, and seeking to create quality employment while earning returns for investors. It will provide examples of CDFI investments in environmental facilities and programs. It is recommended for CDFIs that are considering entering or already working this field.
It's also an opportunity for investors to learn about this area of CDFI work, and for environmental organization leaders to learn how CDFIs work. The panelists include Jere Shaw - Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Fred Broadwell - Self-Help, Rick Larson - Sustainable Jobs Fund, John Berdes - Shorebank Enterprise Pacific, and a panelist TBD from The Reinvestment Fund. Join the live presentation and discussion by phone and Internet from your own desk at work, home, or at the wetland.
Register now: Deadline Monday, July 15*
To enroll, download a faxable enrollment form at:
Or call 215 923-4754 and ask to have a VLC enrollment form faxed to you. The Virtual Learning Center provides live, distance learning classes in* community development finance. For more information:
Eric A. Dahlberg
620 Chestnut Street, Suite 572
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215 923-4754, X241
Sustainable Jobs Fund, L.P.
400 West Main Street, Suite 604
Durham, NC* 27701
SJF helps build great companies. We invest from $250,000 to $1 million in enterprises whose rapid growth provides quality entry-level employment in the Eastern US.* Specializing in firms that provide unique, sustainable products and services, SJF will consider any financing opportunity in the Eastern U.S. that offers excellent employment and financial returns. *
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