Capital Impact Earns ‘AA’ S&P Global Rating. What that means for you.

By Ellis Carr, President and CEO

I am excited to kick off 2017 with the news that Capital Impact Partners has earned a ‘AA’ issuer credit rating with a stable outlook from S&P Global!

S&P Global’s analysis recognized our strong asset quality and liquidityminimal risk profile, and consistent growth in loans and assets. I invite you to read more detail in our press release and S&P’s full analysis report.

S&P Global evaluated our financial condition, operational performance, policies, and risk management strategies by analyzing published reports, internal data, and information collected through interviews and discussions with Capital Impact’s management team.

Pursuing a credit rating supported our desire to expand our work across the country and respond quickly to investment gaps that healthy communities require. This rating helps advance our ability to broaden our investor base with socially motivated impact investors and establishes our credibility with mainstream investor markets by demonstrating our creditworthiness with transparency and authority.

In addition to being just one of five Community Development Financial Institutions who have received an S&P Global rating, our financial strength and impact in communities has been recognized by Aeris, the CDFI ratings agency. We have consistently received Aeris highest ratings for our social impact, policy leadership, and financial performance.

Combined with our ‘AA’ S&P Global rating, this recognition reaffirms our more than thirty years of work to deliver capital and commitment to underserved communities nationwide. Equally important for me is that this recognition truly illustrates that we do not have to make a choice between a strong balance sheet and driving social change.

I could not be prouder of our team and partners who have helped made this possible and look forward to working with many of you in the coming year as we implement our 2020 strategy and work to build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success.


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