Impact Stories

Richmond Realtors Association’s Quality of Life Strategy

March 6, 2017 | Impact Stories

Richmond Association of REALTORS® (RAR) launched their “Quality of Life” investment strategy in May of 2016. This strategy is funded through a loan to Virginia Community Capital (VCC) and donations to The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia (TCF). In this model, RAR is bringing together impact investing and philanthropy to tackle affordable housing and education issues in the Richmond region. How does it work? RAR has invested $1 million into a three-year LION …

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Sustaining jobs in a hard-hit Virginia town

February 28, 2015 | Impact Stories

Essel Propack America opened its Danville factory to supply laminated tubes to companies such as Sundial Brands, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever. These tubes and caps are used in packaging products for oral care, cosmetics, and food service. Today, if you brush with Crest toothpaste you may have handled a Danville-made tube. The Essel Group, Essel Propack’s parent, is the largest specialty packaging company worldwide with 35 percent of the global market and manufacturing locations …

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