Capital Impact Partners Celebrates Aflac Incorporated’s Announcement of a Major Investment and Commitment Toward Helping Disinvested Communities
August 2, 2022 (Arlington, VA) – Capital Impact Partners announced today that Aflac Incorporated has publicly announced a $15 million investment in Capital Impact Investment Notes (“Notes”).
“As a compassionate company that is innately driven by our commitment to the policyholders and communities we serve, we are continually seeking investment opportunities that champion underserved communities,” said Teresa McTague, Chief Investment Officer of Aflac U.S. and Aflac Global Investments’ Global Head of ESG Investment Strategies. “The opportunity presented by Capital Impact Partners aligned very well with the Socioeconomic Advancement and Empowerment category under our Sustainability Bond Framework. We were thrilled to identify and act upon this caliber of investment opportunity through Capital Impact Partners. Our investment and partnership is far more than transactional to us; it embodies our vision of making a direct and measurable difference in the lives of many, which exemplifies core values our company treasures.”
“We are thrilled to join in celebrating Aflac Incorporated’s commitment toward our mission,” said Natalie Gunn, Chief Financial Officer of Capital Impact Partners. “We’ve shown over the past 40 years just how effective impact investing can be. We’re able to deliver a strong financial performance while fulfilling our mission of creating social and economic justice in disinvested communities throughout the United States.”
Funding from the Notes helps expand Capital Impact’s national footprint to increase access to critical social services, including health care, education, healthy foods, affordable housing, cooperatives, and dignified aging facilities. To date, individuals and organizations have invested more than $200 million in Notes.
“Uplifting community solutions isn’t something any single organization or company can achieve alone. Working together with a variety of stakeholders at the table makes our efforts stronger,” said Ms. Gunn.
Impact investing fills the funding gap between investors and communities. For example, it creates more opportunities for emerging developers of color, expands access to healthy foods, and increases the amount of affordable housing.
“Everyone, no matter their circumstance, should have equitable access to the capital and opportunities they deserve,” said Jaret Ings, Treasurer for Capital Impact Partners. “Funding from the Investment Notes supports our efforts to advance locally-led solutions that ensure disinvested communities have more of the opportunities they need to succeed and thrive.”
The Notes allow retail and institutional investors to invest as little as $1,000 in the mission-driven organization’s efforts. Capital Impact Partners has invested more than $2.5 billion to serve 6 million people and created more than 38,000 jobs in sectors critical to building equitable communities.
Capital Impact has seen robust interest in its S&P A1 rated Notes, which were the first DTC-settled notes offered by a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) on a continuous basis in almost all U.S. states.
For more information, visit the Capital Impact Investment Notes website.
About Capital Impact Partners:
Capital Impact 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 now part of the Momentus Capital family of organizations, including CDC Small Business Finance and Ventures Lending Technologies. Together, 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 $2.5 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 recognized by Aeris for its performance.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Capital Impact Partners operates nationally, with local teams in Austin, TX, Detroit, MI, New York, NY, and Oakland, CA.
Disclaimer: 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 www.capitalimpact.org/invest/capital-impact-investment-notes. Investors are urged to review the current Prospectus before making any investment decisions. 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 will not be insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, SIPC or other governmental agency. As of the date hereof, the Notes will be offered for sale in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, excluding the States of Arkansas, Tennessee and Washington.
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.
1 S&P Global reaffirmed a long-term issue credit rating of A to the Notes on May 17, 2022. Please check the Pricing Supplement for the S&P credit rating assigned to Notes currently being offered for sale. An S&P credit rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold Notes and may be subject to suspension, reduction or withdrawal at any time by S&P.