Entries by deborah

Eric Esteves

Eric Esteves is a philanthropist, educator, artist, community advocate and technologist. Most recently, he was the Director of the Social Innovation Fund at The Boston Foundation, where he oversaw the expansion of the Success Boston transition coaching intervention and managed a portfolio of investments in the college access/success space. Previously, Eric was an educational technology expert […]

Pablo Limon

Pablo Limon holds an MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson College and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico. He brings more than eight years of experience in the finance and consulting industries. He previously worked for Itaú, the largest Latin American bank, and EY. He has specialized in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and […]

Investing for Justice: SOCAP 18

What does investing to close the racial wealth divide really require from us? Jessica Norwood and Konda Mason of the Runway Project interview Deborah Frieze and Mark Watson of the Boston Impact Initiative on the mainstage at SOCAP 18 to explore the opportunities and challenges of Investing for Justice.

Sweet Teez

Sweet Teez Bakery is a nut-free bakery founded by Dorchester native Teresa Thompson Maynard. Growing up with food allergies and now raising kids with food allergies, Teresa realized that just one peanut can make the search for a good cupcake near impossible. So she set out to provide customers with high quality baked goods made […]

Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis is an international law firm with 30 offices in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The firm provides clients with litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services. Morgan Lewis handles all of BII Fund’s innovative work on impact covenants, binding legal covenants that ensure companies in the […]

Quality Interactions

Quality Interactions is an e-learning platform that provides cultural competency training for healthcare professionals. The platform helps healthcare providers reduce unconscious bias and as a result improve health outcomes for patients of all cultural backgrounds, including people of color, immigrant, bilingual and LGBTQ patients, and those who are uninsured. In 2018, BII Fund made a convertible debt […]

COHIF Secures Affordable Housing

Coalition of Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (COHIF) works to stabilize the Greater Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester by helping residents of foreclosed homes to stay in their homes, developing permanently affordable housing, and helping extend these efforts in other neighborhoods. The organization intends to place its homes into a community land trust. In August 2018, BII […]

Localist Revolution

Even David Brooks has joined our Localist Revolution. In his July 2018 opinion piece in The New York Times, he cites the work of BII founder Deborah Frieze in identifying how we create the conditions for local power to emerge that is “personalistic, relational, affectionate, irregular and based on a shared history of reciprocity and trust.”

Solidarity Philanthropy

In Impact Investing Can Fight Racism and Wealth Gaps–if Conducted in New Ways, Rodney Foxworth writes, “If we’re truly motivated to deconstruct the enormous wealth inequalities that have ravaged and extracted wealth from rural, indigenous, and majority communities of color, we must rid ourselves of the power dynamics, biases, and culture that got us here […]