Are CDFIs Embracing Innovation?

An interview series

In 2018, Next Street Founder and Chairman Tim Ferguson interviewed eight Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) leaders. Since then, we’ve seen a global pandemic, a reckoning that systemic racism is a major issue for our society, further evidence supporting the urgency to resolve the climate crisis, and more. What has that meant for the community development industry?

Tim recently sat down again with five of those leaders to discuss how the industry has changed in three years, how CDFIs are stepping up, and what the future holds. Watch each of the interviews below.

Interview Series Highlights

Betsy Biemann, CEI

Ellis Carr, Capital Impact Partners & CDC Small Business Finance

Maurice Jones, OneTen

Joe Neri, IFF

Luz Urrutia, Accion Opportunity Fund

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