Jacob Haar is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Community Investment Management (CIM), an institutional impact investment manager. CIM provides debt funding for responsible innovation in lending to U.S. small businesses and underserved borrowers in which the long-term interests of borrowers and investors are aligned. Jacob leads investment activities at CIM, which focuses on partnerships with innovative lenders that demonstrate strong financial performance and a commitment to responsible, transparent, and borrower-centric lending practices. Previously, Jacob was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Minlam Asset Management, an impact investment advisor which financed specialty lending to micro, small, and medium enterprise lenders in emerging markets. Prior to co-founding Minlam in 2005, Jacob worked in an operating role for a specialty finance lender in Azerbaijan. Jacob is a Fulbright Scholar, received a M.A. from the University of Chicago’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from the University of Chicago.