JFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit applied research organization founded in 2014 by Bob Jain. Our mission is to address pressing social problems by identifying and building high-impact interventions that translate to real world progress. A platform for research and social entrepreneurship, JFI brings global policy from theory to practice.
JFI and Berggruen Institute Release Interactive Tool Exploring Impacts of a Public Bank
Digital web app allows anyone to build custom lending portfolios and see projected impacts on affordable housing, green energy, and…
JFI and Berggruen Institute Report: Public Bank Could Significantly Reduce Costs for Green Energy in Los Angeles
Paired with new federal incentives through the Inflation Reduction Act, a public bank could crucially accelerate community and utility-scale renewable…
JFI and Berggruen Institute Report: Public Bank Could Finance Employee-Ownership Transitions for Nearly 1500 LA Workers
Innovative financing mechanisms could help employees purchase small businesses from “a silver tsunami” of retiring owners, generating wealth for buyers,…
Forum on Education Deserts: Supporting Rural Regions With Fewer Colleges
On May 23, The Chronicle of Higher Education hosts a forum featuring JFI’s Laura Beamer on higher education deserts in the…
Press release: People’s assemblies should govern public banks
A new report from JFI and the Berggruen Institute’s Municipal Public Banking series
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