Many investors are motivated to address the racial injustice and inequality experienced by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals and communities. Confronting the economic disparities that BIPOC Americans face today will require comprehensive efforts that extend beyond philanthropy. Impact Investing can be a part of the solution by deploying investment dollars to support upward economic mobility for BIPOC families.
Impact investing offers investors an opportunity to pursue competitive financial returns while achieving measurable social impacts that align with their interests.
Gaps in annual earnings (even after controlling for education)
Real median earnings of full-time, full-year Black workers and White workers, 2000-2017
Black men earn 70% of what White men earn
Black women earn 78% of what White women earn
- Increased home and business ownership along with larger investments from lenders helps create more stability and a greater sense of community
- Stable communities lead to property appreciation, which creates more opportunities for BIPOC home and business owners to create wealth
- These changes would represent a virtuous cycle of positive impact for BIPOC families and communities
- A significant segment of the US population – over 23,000 census tracts in the US are >50% BIPOC – would be positively impacted by these improvements
Lower homeownership rates relative to White Americans
Home ownership rate by race/ethnicity, 1976-2016
Investing in underserved communities at RBC
Our strategies aim to support low- and middle income individuals and communities.
Long-standing history of supporting LMI and marginalized communities and individuals
Build stronger communities by financing affordable housing, job creation, healthcare, education and infrastructure projects that foster sustainable economic development.
Advance social justice in market-rate investments through the creation of customized securities that support underserved people in the US.
The RBC Access Capital Community Investing Strategy meets Community Reinvestment Act requirements and qualifies as a public welfare investment.