Nonprofit lender that also funds on the job training in green tech industry
Lenders, Financial Services
CEI is a private, nonprofit Community Development Corporation and Community Development Financial Institution that provides financing and support for job-creating small businesses, natural resources industries, community facilities, and affordable housing.
CEI's mission guides our loan and investment decision-making. That is, we loan or invest in businesses that economically contribute to the community, that offer livable wages to employees or ownership opportunities to the borrower, and are environmentally responsible. We call this 3E or Triple Bottom Line investing: Economy, Equity and Environment.
CEI is a leader in green lending within Maine. We have loan funds for small, start-up businesses or established companies working in the renewable energy or environmental products and services fields. Through businesses in this sector, Maine has the opportunity to stabilize energy supply and costs, reduce waste and shrink carbon emissions. CEI works regularly with Efficiency Maine and the Office of Energy Independence and Security on energy audit, incentive and subsidy opportunities helpful to Maine businesses