Helping Communities Work collaborates with community banks and community banking industry associations, along with their respective strategic partners, in order to create and align real estate development, lending and investing opportunities. We also welcome collaborations focused on community benefits agreements and other initiatives that can assist in achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We create innovative CRA compliance programs, which significantly expand the ESG investment criteria (economic, social, governance). The process, which welcomes the participation of pension and public funds, is designed to support small business development, attract catalytic capital, advance the self-directed IRA industry and increase place-based impact investing and foreign direct investment.
We also support the Principles for Responsible Banking, which provide a unique framework for ensuring that signatory bank strategies and practices align with the vision society has set out for its future in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. 220 banks have now joined the responsible banking movement for change, and they represent more than a third of the global banking industry. This is a journey of unprecedented scale and scope at a time when such ambition is urgently needed. https://www.unepfi.org/banking/bankingprinciples/