Within the United States, credit unions (CUs) represent a diverse set of financial institutions with a central feature — commitment to members rather than shareholders. This formalizes CUs’ ties to the communities in which they are located, and uniquely positions them to provide debt capital for climate change mitigation. The project proposes to conduct a survey of CUs on the nature, extent, and measurement of environmentally friendly, especially climate change-mitigating, lending in the United States. These data will be used to understand the relevant risk and performance implications of engaging in this lending. (Substrategy: Climate Finance)
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Can Democracy and Capitalism Be Reconciled? Project at the Miller Center
The Democracy and Capitalism Project is housed at the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges. The project seeks to develop ideas and debates that will shape a paradigm well-suited to address today’s challenges at the confluence of the economy, government, and society. The project proposes to hold a major conference in Fall 2022 that will explore the philosophical dimensions of the relationship between a free enterprise system and self-government, probe the deep historical roots of the relationship, and consider policy proposals that promise a reimagining of the relationship. The convening has the potential to galvanize an ongoing working group of scholars, published papers, and media products that would widen the reach of its findings.
for support of the Center for Effective Lawmaking
The Center for Effective Lawmaking is a partnership between the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. It was created in 2017 to work toward a Congress that had effective lawmakers, strong institutional capacity, and the incentive structure needed to address America’s greatest public policy challenges. The mission of the center is to advance the generation, communication, and use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and legislative institutions in Congress.