Seeking more sustainable, responsible, and impactful investing outcomes, the Virginia Impact Investing Forum (VIFF) today released its first Virginia Impact Report, offering a platform for discussion and learning opportunities about impact investing across the Commonwealth. VIIF was created by representatives from NRV, a Richmond-based VC firm focused on early-stage companies positioned for growth and sustainability and Virginia Community Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) committed to a network of investors and partners interested in investing to build strong communities.
The 2018 Virginia Impact Report by VIFF provides perspectives and case studies to advisors, investors, philanthropists, and public and private sector stakeholders who are intentional about investing for both social good and financial return.
The report includes 15 articles authored by professionals across Virginia who advocate for impact investing and cover a variety of topics such as:
-Investing in projects that align to the mission, vision, and values of an organization
-Investing in affordable housing to reduce poverty and keep children and families safe
-Uncovering “blind spots” in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
-How impact investing is transforming rural economies in southwest Virginia
-Strengthening local food systems and food-focused entrepreneurs
“Taken together, the authors featured in the report represent stewardship of hundreds of millions of dollars which are managed with an intentional impact investing mandate,” said Matt Illian, Managing Director of the Virginia Impact Investing Forum.
You can download the report here: https://www.virginiaimpactinvestingforum.com/report