20 Years of Community Investing
Our towns and neighborhoods need more than just jobs, they need good jobs, local businesses, and investments that sustain healthy working families and strengthen our neighborhoods and home towns.
Pacific Community Ventures was one of America’s first double-bottom-line investors, insisting that you could invest in businesses in lower-income neighborhoods to generate positive social and environmental impact while also making a financial return. Over the last two decades we helped shepherd the growing impact investing movement, launching the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative, advising the GIIN on the first and subsequent sets of IRIS impact metrics, and in providing research support to the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force, and the White House Impact Economy Summit.
Since our start, we’ve helped thousands of the small businesses who are the heartbeat and character of their communities grow and create tens of thousands of jobs in neighborhoods that need them most while working with dozens of community investors to use their dollars to shake up the status quo and re-shape investment markets and policies to better serve working families, our environment, and our local communities.