Place-Based Impact Investing

OpenInvest’s place-based investing cause is designed for institutions seeking to create a deeper impact by investing in creating resilient, sustainable and economically healthy communities. Place-based impact investing means deploying capital to address the needs of specific communities. U.S. foundations collectively hold an estimated $800 billion in their endowments, and about 95 percent of this generally sits on Wall Street or in mutual funds. But foundations are increasingly committing a portion of their endowments to investing aligned with their mission. By creating an approach for public equities portfolios, OpenInvest transforms place-based investing from a niche activity to a broad solution suitable for all institutional investors.

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OpenInvest identifies top employers in the region of focus and increases portfolio exposure to those companies.

Additional Information

The Urban Institute


Mission Investor's Exchange Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact Investing