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Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2021

Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2021

As producer of CommonGood Capital's podcast 'A New Lens' I've been fortunate throughout 2021 to be able to listen in as Jeff Shafer speaks to all kinds of people about thier own personal Impact journey - showcasing a broad spectrum of beliefs, backgrounds, and...

Watching an Industry Grow

Watching an Industry Grow

There are events and moments in history that seem ordinary, but in actuality are more significant than we currently realize. Only time and momentum will prove these out. In 2015 I told the CEO of a leading Alternative Investment asset manager I was leaving to pursue...

CGC Launches New Website

CGC Launches New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website - redesigned from the ground up to expand our mission of spreading the joy found in impact Investing. The site puts a greater focus on educating investors on the benefits of considering the...

Walker & Dunlop, Inc to Purchase Alliant Strategic

Walker & Dunlop, Inc to Purchase Alliant Strategic

Recently it was announced in a press release that Walker & Dunlop Inc. agreed to buy Alliant Capital Ltd. and its affiliates, including Alliant Strategic Investments. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD:NYSE) is a commercial real estate service and finance...

Blackstone REIT Buys $5.1 Affordable Housing Portfolio

Blackstone REIT Buys $5.1 Affordable Housing Portfolio

American International Group and Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT), a long-term, perpetual capital vehicle affiliated with Blackstone, have reached a definitive agreement for BREIT to acquire AIG’s interests in a U.S. affordable housing portfolio for...

DO THE TIME

DO THE TIME

The CONBODY workout consists of a non-stop, bodyweight, prison-style workout. Experience the support and motivation only possible from people whose lives have been impacted by the criminal justice system – with a team of formerly incarcerated instructors that...

Your Investing Capital is Not All About You

Your Investing Capital is Not All About You

When was the last time you thought about how your investments were impacting others? Or for that matter, when was the last time you thought about your investing as being an amazing gift? If your internal answers are not what you would like them to be, you are not...

New CGC Investor Portal

New CGC Investor Portal

CommonGood is excited to announce our brand-new investor portal, CommonGood INVEST. RIAs, Financial Advisors and Due Diligence Officers can now review our proprietary impact investment offerings. Virtual data rooms and secure e-subscriptions are now...

TriLinc Global Invites You to Meet the Borrowers

At TriLinc’s 2021 Virtual Investor Forum, two of their borrower companies provided educational overviews of their operations and challenges. Please click below to hear their stories, including a cocoa producer in Indonesia and a sustainable packaging manufacturer in...

QOF’s Basics

Michael Whitaker walks us through the basics of the Opportunity Zone Program, how and why it was created - and the benefits it could provide to investors who view it first as an investment with associated risks and the potential for returns along with making a...

Affordable Housing Part #2: Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Affordable Housing Part #2: Low Income Housing Tax Credits

In our last newsletter we discussed Section 8 housing vouchers available for qualifying people and properties. Vouchers help pay the cost of rent, but there is also a massive need for more affordable housing units. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (“LIHTC”) program...

IFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa (“SSA”) has 46 countries and a population of over 1 billion people. Around 66% of adults in SSA are unbanked – nearly half of all unbanked people globally live in Africa. The SSA banking sector remains underdeveloped but poised for growth. This lack...

Concentric Closes First Deal

Concentric Closes First Deal

Following final approval of their SBIC license application, Concentric is pleased to announce the closing of their first investment. With nearly 50 years of combined principal investing experience, primarily in the lower middle market, Concentric believes that well...

We Just Returned From Africa

We Just Returned From Africa

What a trip! We just returned from our due diligence and exploratory trip to East Africa, Rwanda to be exact. We visited an operating run-of-the-river hydro power plant and one that is to be developed. We've identified the needs for more electricity access and power...

Support Small Business

Support Small Business

If you are like me, there was much confusion around COVID-19 in the early days. In February 2020, my wife thought I was crazy when I asked her to avoid shopping in stores with our young son. Maybe I would handle the groceries? Maybe I would wear a mask and keep...

Opportunity in Africa

Opportunity in Africa

Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent, and has the world’s fastest growing population, 43% of which is under the age of 15. Its economies are diverse with East Africa leading GDP growth rates - averaging close to 6% a year since 2008. Yet 600...

Affordable Housing Part #1: Section 8 Housing

Affordable Housing Part #1: Section 8 Housing

I think it is safe to say we all have been reminded lately of the importance of such things as our health, a job, and housing. One’s physical location and housing situation is well documented as a very significant part of the equation of human flourishing. This topic,...