S&P Global Ratings Issues Second Party Opinion on Capital Impact Partners’ Capital Impact Investment Notes

S&P Global Ratings’ opinion states that Capital Impact’s Social Bond Framework related to the current offering of $200 million of its Capital Impact Investment Notes is fully aligned with accepted social bond principles and social loan principles released by the ICMA, LMA, LSTA, and APLMA

April 1, 2024 (Arlington, VA) – Capital Impact Partners, a nonprofit corporation certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced that it has secured a second-party opinion, or SPO, from S&P Global Ratings stating that Capital Impact’s Social Bond Framework related to the current offering of $200 million of its Capital Impact Investment Notes is fully aligned with international standards, including the 2023 Social Bond Principles published by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the 2023 Social Loan Principles published collectively by the Loan Market Association (LMA), the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), and the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA).

Social Bond Principles outline stringent eligibility criteria for social projects that Capital Impact Partners may finance and require that the net proceeds of its Impact Investment Notes offering be used for eligible uses, primarily to fund social projects in the affordable housing, education, health care, and food security sectors, and to projects that advance its social mission. 

“We are delighted to receive this second-party opinion from S&P Global Ratings,” said Natalie Gunn, Chief Financial Officer of Capital Impact Partners “At Capital Impact Partners, we are committed to providing a continuum of capital to disinvested communities, helping these communities have the chance they deserve to thrive. As such, we are committed to financing social projects benefiting underserved populations and communities.”



The second party opinion is not a credit rating. It is a point-in-time second opinion on a seeker of finance’s financing framework’s alignment with the certain international green, social or sustainability bond or loan financing guidelines. The opinion reflects Capital Impact Partners’ financing framework only, and does not consider individual financing transactions. The opinion remains effective until such time as there is a change in the financing framework or the relevant financing guidelines.

This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Such an offer is made only by means of a current Prospectus (including any applicable Pricing Supplement) for each of the respective Notes. Such offers may be directed only to investors in jurisdictions in which the Notes are eligible for sale. Investors in such states should obtain a current Prospectus by visiting capitalimpact.org/invest/capital-impact-investment-notes. Investors are urged to review the current Prospectus before making any investment decisions. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. No state or federal securities regulators have passed on or endorsed the merits of the offering of the Notes. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful. The Notes are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, SIPC or other governmental agency. As of the date hereof, the Notes are offered for sale in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, excluding the States of Arkansas, and Washington.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Also, when Capital Impact uses any of the words “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” or similar expressions, it is making forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guaranteed and are based on Capital Impact’s present intentions and on Capital Impact’s present expectations and assumptions. These statements, intentions, expectations, and assumptions involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Capital Impact’s control, that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated or projected. Purchasers of Notes should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as events described or implied in such statements may not occur. Except as required by law, Capital Impact undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Capital Impact Partners is transforming how capital and investments flow into communities to provide people access to the capital and opportunities they deserve. We work to champion key issues of equity and social and economic justice by deploying mission-driven financing, capacity-building programs, and impact investing opportunities.

Capital Impact is part of the Momentus Capital branded family of organizations, including CDC Small Business Finance, Momentus Direct Capital, Momentus Securities, and Ventures Lending Technologies. Collectively, we offer a continuum of financial, knowledge, and social capital to help local leaders build inclusive and equitable communities and create generational wealth. This includes a comprehensive package of loan products, impact investment opportunities, training and business advising programs, and technology services that advance locally-led solutions.

A nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution, Capital Impact has disbursed more than $3 billion since 1982 to create access to critical social services, grow entrepreneurs, and create quality jobs. Capital Impact’s leadership in delivering financial and social impact has resulted in the organization being rated by S&P Global and Fitch, and recognized by Aeris for its performance.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Capital Impact Partners operates nationally, with local teams in Austin, Detroit, New York City, and Oakland.

Learn more at capitalimpact.org.