Resource on Jun 8, 2016

Pay for Success in the U.S. 

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.

Resource on Aug 21, 2015

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2013-June 2014 

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.

Resource on Sep 9, 2014

Reflections on Living Cities' Integration Initiative 

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.

Resource on Sep 8, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Portfolio Summaries 

Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.

Resource on Aug 6, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2012-June 2013 

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…

Resource on Feb 5, 2013

From Grants to Groundbreaking: Unlocking Impact Investments 

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.

Resource on Dec 4, 2012

The Capital Absorption Capacity of Places: A Research Agenda and Framework 

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.

Resource on Nov 28, 2012

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2011-June 2012 

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…

Resource on Nov 8, 2012

Capital Absorption Worksheet 

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?

Resource on Aug 2, 2012

Putting Dollars to Work in the Community: 9 Things Local Government Can Do to Harness Pri… 

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.

Resource on Jul 30, 2012

The Capital Absorption Capacity of Places: A Self-Assessment Tool 

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…

Resource on Jan 11, 2012

Recognizing the Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Underwriting 

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…

Resource on Nov 22, 2011

Living Cities Integration Initiative Framework 

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 …

Resource on Nov 18, 2011

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2010-June 2011  

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…

Resource on Apr 7, 2011

Green Cities Report 

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…