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MPF investees disclose greenhouse gas emissions in portfolio

May 15, 2022

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As part of our concern for Earth, Mercy Partnership Fund (MPF) invests in mission-focused organizations addressing environmental sustainability and sustainable agriculture. Recently, several MPF investees expanded their commitment to Earth by assessing the greenhouse gas emissions in their loan portfolios. 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), Partner Community Capital and Self-Help Credit Union collaborated to calculate and disclose the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their loan portfolios. The assessment used methodology from the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials, which CEI helped adapt to North America. Fellow Mercy Partnership Fund investees New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and the Vermont Community Loan Fund have also committed to disclosures. Their collaboration created a step-by-step working guide for financial institutions, particularly CDFIs, to use to understand the emissions disclosure process. You can read more about the process and results for CEI, Partner Community Capital and Self-Help Credit Union. Their work was also highlighted in this ImpactAlpha article

Mercy Partnership Fund investees address a range of environmental concerns including clean water and sanitation, sustainable home improvements, and solar and off-grid energy. Learn more about our more than 60 investees around the world.