McCarter’s Impact Investing lawyers help clients execute smart investments and projects that create a meaningful social, economic, or environmental impact.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and impact investing programs continue to take on significant importance for both financial institutions and philanthropic organizations. Financial institutions have seen the need—for purposes of improving the communities in which they operate, advancing their philanthropic objectives, generating goodwill, and complying with growing regulatory mandates—to foster a positive social impact through strategic portfolio deployments. At the same time, foundations and nonprofits face heightened expectations of sustainability, measurable impact, and demonstrable effectiveness from their supporters.
We assist financial institutions, foundations, nonprofits and philanthropic individuals at every point along the social and impact investing continuum, including impact fund equity investments, loan and investment programs, private equity investments, regulatory and tax advice, and negotiating and implementing other key transactions. Our clients’ projects have involved a range of activities and development areas, including:
- Affordable housing
- Charter school finance
- Clean energy and retrofit programs
- Community renewal
- Community Reinvestment Act compliance
- Domestic and international economic development
- Low-interest lending programs
- New markets tax credits