BII’s Deborah Frieze Recognized as CNote Changemaker

CNote, a platform that invests in community development and economic inclusion in the U.S.,
also named Deborah Frieze a Changemaker. They interviewed her about her journey to founding
BII and how our work meets the moment. When asked about what is giving her hope after a
tough 2020, Deborah said, “That’s what’s being forged in this moment: strong ties in a place
across stakeholder groups, trying to work to create inclusion and stability, and prosperity for all.
That’s what gives rise to systems change.” Read interview

Henry Noël Jr Joins BII as Investment Director

Henry Noël Jr describes himself as a passionate champion of rigorous investment analysis coupled with purposeful attention to measurable, social and environmental impact. He has over 20 years of experience evaluating investment opportunities, structuring securities, raising capital and financing business growth. As a manager with experience in investment management and strategic corporate consultancy, Henry brings tremendous insight and value to clients ranging from early-stage private ventures to public micro- and mid-cap companies. Henry is focused on the intersection of impact investing, economic justice, and building resilience in inner-city communities from the ground up.

Henry replaces Pablo Limon, who is departing this month to return home to Mexico City to work with his family business. He offered these words to share with the BII community: “It has been a privilege and honor to help bring BII’s integrated Capital approach to many businesses over the past two years. I am thrilled that Henry Noël Jr. will be joining the team as Investment Director, and he brings with him a wealth of experience and relationships. I have no doubt that BII’s investment thesis is as relevant now as ever, and there’s still plenty of work to do to help close the racial wealth divide in Eastern Massachusetts” Good luck, Pablo! We are eagerly awaiting your call one day to say you’re ready to start the Mexico City Impact Initiative!