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COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Capital Solutions: Realigning Assets, Evaluating Risk

During the May 8, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, panelists discussed realigning assets to address the COVID-19 crisis, evaluating the risk of not doing anything versus the risk of losing capital, capital solutions that are working locally, and doing the most with the capital you have.

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Opening Remarks - 0:00
Katie Kramer, Moderator
Vice President
Council of Development Finance Agencies


Evaluating Risk - 5:21
Aaron Seybert
Managing Director
Social Investment Practice
Kresge Foundation

Jennifer Collins
Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
Georgetown University

Keith Rachey
Senior Vice President
Chief Impact Officer
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA

Patrick Davis
VP of Program Strategy and Development
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA


Panel Discussion & Audience Questions - 38:17
Katie Kramer, Moderator

  • Evaluating the risk of not doing anything vs. risk of losing capital
  • Realigning assets to address the COVID-19 crisis
  • Capital solutions that are working locally and what's making a difference
  • Doing the most with the capital you have; balancing grants, loans, guarantees

About the Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefings

CDFA hosted weekly briefings about development finance COVID-19 news and resources. These one-hour phone calls featured legislative updates, news from our members, state and local financing strategies, and lessons learned from previous development finance responses to disasters. The briefings were held every Friday at 1:00 PM (Eastern) from March 27 - May 15, 2020

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