Activest is a voice for fiscal and racial justice in municipal finance. We create financial tools to transform municipalities from inequality accelerators to equity generators. We mobilize municipal bondholders in order to demand fiscally just communities.

We believe:

  • Fiscal justice and racial equity are inextricably linked

  • Cities should be accountable and responsive to their residents

  • You must participate in the market in order to influence it

We pursue our work through 3 mutually-reinforcing strategies:

Organizing and activating bondholders through issue campaigns


Creating financial tools that advance racial justice in municipalities


Developing racial justice municipal strategies for investors







Below is a selection of articles that help provide context for our work.



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Read About Our Recent Campaign

In September 2019, Activest, in partnership with ACRE Campaigns, launched our first bondholder engagement campaign. The campaign urges municipal investors to pressure the City of Chicago to stop using funds from the City’s general obligation bonds to cover municipal legal settlement costs as a result of police misconduct.

Our Letter to Investors PDF

ACRE's Chicago Case Study PDF

Activest is leveraging financial markets to help drive change in communities. Stay updated on the project by following us on social media or contact us.

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