“Making a Difference” with Mission-Related Investments

The new installment of “Making a Difference Where You Live” on Springfield public radio station KSMU features the CFO’s Mission-Related Investment initiative.

The segment, which will air again at 4:30 p.m. today on 91.1 FM, profiles three of the projects in the two-year-old MRI initiative, which offers below-market loan rates for non-profit projects that serve a public purpose. They include the new emergency room at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, the woody biomass generator saving energy costs for Gainesville schools, and the new building for the Rare Breed’s homeless teen drop-in center in central Springfield.

The goal of this program is a “double-bottom line” of a return on investment and a benefit to the community.

You can listen to the online version here, or learn more about the MRI initiative.