Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) have been a leader in addressing economic and racial inequities for decades. As we see climate change more adversely impacting many of our underserved and most vulnerable communities, this is an important opportunity for CDFIs to come to the forefront and be part of the solution, helping to build more sustainable communities.
‘Serving the people who serve the world’ extends beyond financial solutions. Across our organization, we champion actions, advocacy, and community engagement on climate action and social equality. Learn more in our Human Rights Statement.
By "going green" and becoming environmentally responsible, many companies have significantly reduced costs and increased sales. In the future, as predictions about the availability of energy, water and other natural resources are validated, going green may also enable companies to keep customers and investors happy, maintain market share, become more efficient, avoid legal liability for environmental damage and stay in business.