In order for private investment to strengthen historically underserved communities, investments must be viewed as part of an ecosystem – where each project’s social, economic, and/or environmental impact helps build prosperous and inclusive local economies. Unlocking this potential through incentives such as Opportunity Zones will require careful intention and collaboration with communities.
O2I is a simple, yet rigorous guide for evaluating an investment’s potential for positive social, economic, and environmental impact – what we’ll simply call ‘impact’. Applying to both real estate and operating business investments, this tool complements financial due diligence by helping project sponsors create a plan to achieve a community’s and investors’ shared impact objectives.
We estimate that this assessment will take about 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. You can save your progress and return later via the ‘save progress’ button.