We deploy concessionary, flexible debt from socially motivated investors to improve the lives of low-income people and the communities where they live.
on Jun 8, 2016
This chart presents parties, financing, evaluation, time-frame and expected impact for Pay for Success transactions that have been implemented in the United States so far.
on Aug 21, 2015
As of June 30, 2014, the Fund had commitments of $34.6 million from ten investors. Since inception, our total cumulative lending of $40.2 million has sparked initiatives with total funding of over $825 million.
on Sep 9, 2014
Our President and CEO Ben Hecht shares some of the biggest lessons from the first three years of our signature Integration Initiative that aims to catalyze systems change to improve the lives of low income people in US cities.
on Sep 8, 2014
Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.
on Aug 6, 2014
The Living Cities Catalyst Fund is a domestic impact investment vehicle that deploys concessionary, flexible debt to improve the lives of low income people and the communities where they live. This report provides an overview of investments and impa…
on Feb 5, 2013
This Issue Brief explores the potential for greater coordination between impact investments and grants, with a focus on how grants may be structured to attract investment capital.
on Dec 4, 2012
This document outlines our research agenda and framework for illuminating the political, social, cultural, and financial elements that create capacity for the effective deployment of investment capital in under-served communities.
on Nov 28, 2012
on Nov 8, 2012
This tool is designed to help initiatives and organization asses their capital absorption capacity. It addresses five functions: Enabling Environment, Vision and Legitimacy, Pipeline, Management and Monitoring, and Innovation?
on Aug 2, 2012
This paper outlines some key steps for public sector officials to consider towards creating conditions that attract private capital and ensure it it utilized effectively to build sustainable and equitable communities.
on Jul 30, 2012
This tool, developed by Living Cities and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School, supports communities in understanding what actions they might take to successfully take investment capital and apply it to community d…
on Jan 11, 2012
Private capital, if deployed effectively, could prove transformational in achieving significant carbon reductions while upgrading multifamily buildings and stimulating much-needed job creation. This study has tried to address a key bottleneck for pr…
on Nov 22, 2011
This document outlines how Living Cities’ signature Integration Initiative was designed to demonstrate how public, private, philanthropic and non-profit sectors can work together differently to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people in …
on Nov 18, 2011
on Apr 7, 2011
This report is our effort to showcase and support the innovative ways in which cities are creating an equitable green economy. It is based on conversations with the brightest thinkers in the field, and the findings from our survey of 40 of the count…
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