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Back in 2020, Lyneir Richardson pivoted his then five-year old firm, Chicago TREND Corp., to switch from making loans to entrepreneurs of color to helping people of color own commercial real estate. Recently, he took another step by launching the TREND Fund. Trouble is, Richardson is finding that, despite pledges of millions of dollars made in 2020 to address racial justice issues, overall investor and corporate enthusiasm for such efforts has waned.
Bank financing for entrepreneurs is harder to get these days. That’s especially problematic for entrepreneurs of color, who typically have a harder time getting financing than their white peers. One answer is to help Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) increase their lending, especially to underbanked founders.
That’s where Entrepreneur-backed Asset (EBA) Fund comes in.
This white paper discusses research about the industrial Metaverse. Many companies aren’t taking a wait-and-see approach. Instead, they already are actively exploring its applications, while laying the technological framework for their business.
As religious charitable organizations deal with a decline in giving levels, rising costs, and other challenges, they are diversifying their income streams, expanding into digital channels, and focusing on different donors to continue their vital services.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Pillar Two is expected to take effect next year, following several years of negotiations. With rules and requirements that are as complex as they are numerous, the best place for taxpaying entities to start is with the basics..
Turnover among fundraisers is high, but some organizations are finding ways to keep them
HR and talent leaders must grapple with a complex set of challenges to ensure their organizations can thrive in an environment of constant disruption. This ebook looks at how they're using technology-enabled leadership coaching to create a competitive workforce.
For harried parents, making back-to-school shopping less of a hassle is a major priority this year. Retailers are responding in kind by moving up the launch date for their back-to-school promotional campaigns and touting convenience in their ad messaging.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs could be dealt a blow as a result of an expected decision from the US Supreme Court. By the end of June, it will rule on the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action in universities. (I was the ghost writer for this article).
Among the many sustainability tax credits contained in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, one of the most anticipated involves expanded advanced energy project credits under the U.S. tax code’s section 48C. Now, following a February release from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) establishing key dates and timelines to qualify, the clock is ticking.
Turmeric, Ginger And Cardamom: Doselva Builds A New Supply Chain For Coffee Farmers In Central America
Five years ago, Jefferson Shriver cofounded Doselva, a social enterprise in Nicaragua that not only helps coffee farmers grow botanical ingredients for spices to sell to the food industry, but also has established a new, sustainable supply chain system to process and export those materials.