Heard on the Street: #BusinessIsGood, investing in Baltimore’s neighborhoods, and social impact bonds

By January 7, 2019 Heard on the Street

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon: Best of Frenemies: The JP Morgan chief and Amazon founder have found their companies’ fortunes increasingly entwined, but the balance of power between their firms has shifted.

 Massachusetts Business Roundtable releases the #BusinessIsGood Report: This recent report provides a sampling of ways that businesses are strengthening communities and supporting public policy that contribute to building a better Commonwealth. Next Street client Eastern Bank is highlighted for their Business Equity Initiative.

Balancing the Scales of Investment in Baltimore: With a new initiative called the Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund (NIIF), Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration is hoping to make progress toward balancing the scales of investment across different neighborhoods.

Social Impact Bonds: More Than One Approach: A look at how social impact bonds differ between projects and geographies, and how those differences impact practical implementation.