Companies from all industries face the challenge of mitigating their negative impacts and increasing their positive impacts on local communities, often with small community investment budgets. Meanwhile, community members increasingly expect more from companies, particularly as inequality grows. This session focuses on community investment and seeks to answer questions such as: How can companies shift from one-time philanthropic investments to a participatory process to design and implement strategic, sustainable community investments? What common challenges must companies face when making this transition? What are some reliable approaches for evaluating the outcomes and impact of community investments? This one-hour session will bring together perspectives from corporate players and a community empowerment organization.