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How can we address climate readiness through community investment?

Nuray Ozbay May 14, 2021

According to the The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), the risks associated with climate change “are often highest for those that are already vulnerable, including low to middle income communities, some communities of color, children, and the elderly.” Additionally, “Climate change threatens to exacerbate existing social and economic inequalities that result in higher exposure and sensitivity to extreme weather and climate-related events and other changes”.

Many investors may not see a conceptual link between investing in climate solutions and community investing, however, this panel will highlight the fact that climate investment through communities can address systemic climate change and some of the inequities and unequal impact climate crisis has on underserved communities. 

This panel would bring together a CDFI and MDI designated credit union, CDFI intermediary, and impact investing platform, all of whom have taken steps to provide their communities with inclusive tools to address the growing environmental crisis. You’ll learn about innovative projects and new ways to address climate change through community investment. 

Join this conversation to learn more about how community investments can be a means of increasing climate justice.



Meta Themes

  • Climate Action

  • Impact Investing


Climate justice for low to middle income communities

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Attendees will learn about how investments in communities can address climate change, specifically the unequal impact that climate change has on underserved communities.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameDanielle Burns
  • TitleVP & Head of Business Development
  • OrganizationC-note
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMelissa Malkin-Weber
  • TitleSustainability Director
  • OrganizationSelf-Help Credit Union & Ventures Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameNeda Arabshani
  • TitleDirector of the Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy
  • OrganizationInclusiv
  • StatusInvited
  • NameMichel Gelobter
  • TitleClimate Justice Expert, Managing Director
  • OrganizationReflective Earth
  • StatusInvited
  • NameAurelio Arroyo
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationCooperative Jesus Obrero, Puerto Rico
  • StatusInvited
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