BOSTON, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Community Capital (BCC)'s CEO, Elyse Cherry, is featured in Boston Magazine's February issue as one of four money management experts providing guidance on "Money Management 101." In her advice to Boston Magazine readers, Cherry suggests that investors should seek both financial and social responsibility with their capital: "Investors don't have to choose between making money and making the world better. Ask your financial planner about socially responsible index funds… Today's smart money is on investing in people and the planet."
Cherry is featured in Boston Magazine alongside Raj Sharma, head of the Sharma Group and managing director of Merrill Lynch's private banking and investment group; Kevin O'Leary, celebrity investor and star of Shark Tank; and Robert Pozen, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and former vice chairman of Fidelity Investments.
Cherry's advice is based on decades of experience in the nonprofit and business worlds. As CEO since 1997, Cherry has led BCC's development into a $1 billion national nonprofit organization which believes that low-income communities are entitled to the same expertise and expectations of excellence available to their wealthier neighbors. Under her leadership, Boston Community Capital has leveraged $6 billion of public and private investment in underserved communities nationwide. In 1984, Elyse helped found BCC as a member of its original Board of Directors, and she has been integrally involved in its development and growth from a start-up organization to what it is today: a national model for community investment.
Prior to BCC, Cherry spent over a decade in the private sector. She was an attorney and partner at the law firm of Hale and Dorr, now Wilmer Hale, where her transactional practice focused on commercial real estate finance and development.
About Boston Community Capital
Boston Community Capital (BCC) is a non-profit community development financial institution dedicated to building healthy communities where low-income people live and work. Since 1985, BCC has invested more than $1 billion in projects that provide affordable housing, good jobs, and new opportunities in low-income communities, connecting these neighborhoods to the mainstream economy.
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