This panel discussion will feature how Financial Advisors and thought leaders are working with Black/Women Owned depositories and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to mobilize capital to reach the most underserved communities in the US.
Financial Advisors are actively responding to their clients’ interest in US-based community investing through CDFIs, an asset class that has flown under the radar for five decades.
As we continue to recover from the effects of COVID 19, we must insure proven methods to climb the economic ladder are adequately funded. People in economically distressed areas know what solutions work best for their communities, and have consistently demonstrated their capability of doing it, most often with significantly fewer resources than other communities. Community Development Financial Institutions with track records of reaching and working in partnership with women and communities of color and rural communities model solutions that work. With adequate resources supporting these institutions, and increased commitment by others to do the same, it is possible to ensure prosperity and mobility in the most economically distressed communities in America.