June 25, 2001
Redesigned Community Investment Website Launched
By Calvert Foundation
Calvert Social Investment Foundation (Calvert Foundation) has announced the re-launch of its
Bethesda, MD – Calvert Social Investment Foundation (Calvert Foundation) has announced the
re-launch of its website. The information and interactive tools available at www.CalvertFoundation.org benefit a variety of
audiences - from the classroom to the boardroom, featuring interactive and multimedia community
Highlights include A World of Change –
Community Investment Videos , presenting eight stirring documentaries from around the world in
streaming video format. Through this multimedia interface, users hear and see the world through the
eyes of people who were able to turn microcredit loans into successful businesses and life changing
For research and information, there are many unique features to help users
get a better sense of how community investment can be used to support disadvantaged communities.
Information on over 100 community development organizations is now available in an improved Community Investment
Profiles Database. These profiles include summary narrative and financial information, as well
as stories about families and communities that are thriving with the support of community
investment. There is also a Community Investing Newswire, Industry Research Articles, a Primer
article entitled “What Is Community Investing?” and links to some of other preeminent
internet resources for concerned investors.
www.calvertfoundation.org also provides
detailed information about various community investment offerings, including Calvert Community
Investment Notes. In the Investment section is a full description of this and other community
investment options, including prospectuses and enrollment forms that will enable investors to join
the battle against poverty. And, the Social Return on Investment Calculator that enables users to
develop an understanding of social returns from community investments based on actual impact data
that Calvert Foundation has collected from numerous organizations in the field.
was developed with the assistance of SRIWorld.com, the
Internet's most comprehensive family of personal finance sites devoted to socially responsible
investing. Thanks to Bahman, Jen, Leyth and Jay at SRIworld.com, and Tenth Street Media, Rooy Media
and Fairtrade Foundation.
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