The Social and Environmental Impact of Our Loans
November 02, 2016
Every year here at Calvert Foundation we release our Impact Report. The report highlights both the social and environmental impact of our loans made in the past fiscal year, showing our current investors the positive change their dollars have made, and showing prospective investors the incredible potential of their dollars in the years to come. As our 2016 Investor Survey shows, it is one of our most viewed documents when people make a decision to invest with us.
This year’s Impact Report proves to be no exception. Looking at the total output of our borrowers in 2015, our capital has helped them to serve over 17 million people worldwide. These people have benefitted from over 46,000 affordable homes, 33,000 classroom seats, 4.4 million microloans, increased access to healthcare, and other services that contribute to growth and sustainability.
This impact is ultimately the reason why Calvert Foundation exists – to deliver capital to the organizations and enterprises that are providing the services that communities need to thrive. We are proud of this work, and more importantly, are continually impressed by the borrowers and investors that we work with who are enabling it.
I hope that you will enjoy reading through our Impact Report this year. It represents the passion and commitment of our investors, the innovative and far-reaching work of our borrowers, and the strength and potential of the people our capital is serving.