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Renewables in Africa

Renewables in Africa

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

Stewardship Isn’t Just About Money

Stewardship Isn’t Just About Money

The online magazine Faith Driven Investor recently published an article written by Jeff Shafer, CommonGood Capital CEO... There are certain buzz words that get planted in the brain when you grow up in the Church whether we know it or not - this was true for the word...

Investors Demand Action

2020 was traumatic, taxing and draining to say the least. For millions of Americans and people all over the world, there was loss. Loss of loved ones, jobs, homes and "normalcy." As eager as we all are to put 2020 in the past and pretend it never happened, that would...

Susan Schramm on the “Why” of Impact

Susan Schramm on the “Why” of Impact

We recently hosted a session titled "Impact Investing: It’s Time to Decide" with Susan Schramm of Go To Market Impact that covered how to think about de-risking a new business initiative, common mistakes you can avoid, and detailed a process you can follow to de-risk...

Impact: Meet the Demand

Impact: Meet the Demand

There is growing evidence that the majority of millennials view their investments as a way to express their social and environmental values, with over 92% in one Deloitte study saying that business success is about more than just profits. Also, according to one Morgan...

Biden and Qualified Opportunity Funds

Biden and Qualified Opportunity Funds

During his campaign, President-Elect Joe Biden released a tax plan to, among other things: Revert the top individual income tax rate to the pre-Tax Cuts and Jobs Act level of 39.6%.Remove the preferential tax rate on long-term capital gains (“LTCG”) for taxpayers...

What I Learned From 2020

What I Learned From 2020

It’s funny how 12/31 is a special date in our brains that denotes a stop and a start. I would imagine 12/31/20 is one of the most sought-after transitions ever - but before we get there it’s important to look back and think about what we’ve learned or were reminded of...

Impact Investing: Start by Listening

Impact Investing: Start by Listening

Impact investing is a great way to create deeper, more meaningful intergenerational relationships with your clients. Here are 10 questions to help get the conversation started. Are you interested in becoming more connected with your investments?Is it helpful to know...

Start With Your Why

Start With Your Why

Open up your inbox and you'll see countless emails mentioning "the unprecedented time we are in." Nobody needs to be reminded of this, so I'll spare you the rehashing of the events that have unfolded in 2020. The grand finale crisis of 2020 seems to have culminated in...

Our newest Impact Platform Partner

Our newest Impact Platform Partner

CommonGood Capital is excited to welcome Verdant Capital to our Impact Investing Platform. With offices in Johannesburg, Ebene, Accra, Kinshasa and Lagos, Verdant Capital is a well-known provider of debt and equity capital to Inclusive Financial Institutions ("IFIs")...

OZ Fund FactRight Report

OZ Fund FactRight Report

The third-party Due Diligence Report for the Alliant Strategic Opportunity Zone Fund I LLC has recently been issued by FactRight. This report is only available through the FactRight Report Center website. If you already have an account with FactRight,...

Opportunity Zone Gain Extension

Opportunity Zone Gain Extension

Did you know that investors with capital gains realized as far back as October 2019 still have through the end of this year to take advantage of a compelling, bipartisan tax-incentivized investment program? Opportunity Zone rules originally provided 180 days for...

We Started a Podcast

We Started a Podcast

We are proud to launch today 'A New Lens' - a new podcast that features conversations between Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, and investors, RIAs, fund managers and philanthropists about their experiences within different impact investing themes as well as...

Alliant Strategic Invests in Opportunity Zone Workforce Housing

Alliant Strategic Invests in Opportunity Zone Workforce Housing

Alliant Strategic Investments recently announced the closing of an investment in Farmdale Apartments, a North Hollywood property located in an Opportunity Zone, that will become 26 units of workforce and affordable housing. Four of the units will be set aside for...

Can Capitalism Save America? Part II

Can Capitalism Save America? Part II

Last newsletter I wrote about the need for each of us to look at ourselves and figure out how we are using our time, talent, and treasure for the common good. This is ultimately what we can control in a world that increasingly feels out of control. But what...

Workforce Housing And Opportunity Zones: Needed More Than Ever

Workforce Housing And Opportunity Zones: Needed More Than Ever

Jeff Lee walks us through the shortage of workforce housing that can be found across America and the realities of COVID-19 and the ensuing economic fallout that is disproportionally impacting lower wage earners - and how Opportunity Zones, created in The Tax Cut and...

Are Opportunity Zones Going Away?

Are Opportunity Zones Going Away?

Opportunity Zones have recently received additional scrutiny and there have even been proposals to repeal the regulations. It’s important to remember that the Opportunity Zones provision is based on a bipartisan act, which was championed by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC)...

96 Hours Per Week

96 Hours Per Week

Since the start at CommonGood, we have been long on solutions to the housing affordability issues in this country both as an investment and a way to positively impact people and communities. Clean, safe, affordable housing - you have probably heard us say it a hundred...