All In Energy

All In Energy is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that seeks to accelerate an inclusive, clean energy economy for underserved communities in Massachusetts. They are also increasing energy sector job opportunities for diverse talent through their internship program with local universities and community colleges. In 2021, BII made a term loan to All In Energy to grow their team and in 2022, BII provided a line of credit to assist the organization with contract financing. Learn more

99 Degrees Custom

99 Degrees Custom is an apparel manufacturer in Lawrence, MA. With fast turnaround times and a skilled staff, they aim to produce performance activewear and wearable technology faster than any factory in western hemisphere. The company is dedicated to creating quality jobs for its 350+ employees by paying living wages with a path to $35/hour, providing frequent training, and benefits like health insurance, life insurance and paid vacation. In 2021, BII provided a subordinated loan to 99 Degrees Custom for expansion of the factory. Learn more

Eastie Farm

Eastie Farm is a community-based nonprofit focused on climate justice, food access, and building-community resilience. They address these issues through creating green spaces throughout East Boston. With the help of neighborhood volunteers, they have transformed several vacant lots into community gardens. In 2021, BII provided a line of credit to Eastie Farm to finance grants and contracts from city and state agencies, as well as foundations. Learn more

The LAZU Group

The LAZU Group is a DEI services firm that offers strategies for product development, marketing, talent recruitment and retention, and community engagement. They use a motivational-based approach designed with the principles of community organizing, traditional DEI, and mental health, to help people create better personal and professional connections, ultimately resulting in happier individuals and healthier organizations. In 2021, BII provided a line of credit to The LAZU Group to smooth cash flows as the company grows. Learn more

BII Extends Line of Credit to The Lazu Group

The LAZU Group is a DEI services firm that offers strategies for product development, marketing, talent recruitment and retention, and community engagement. They use a motivational-based approach designed with the principles of community organizing, traditional DEI, and mental health, to help people create better personal and professional connections, ultimately resulting in happier individuals and healthier organizations. In 2021, BII provided a line of credit to The LAZU Group to smooth cash flows as the company grows. Learn more