by Sean Tennerson, Program Officer, The Case Foundation
For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors.
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the first-ever "Mission Markets 101" Webinar on Wednesday, January 26 at 3:00pm EST. Mission Markets President and Co-founder, Steve Rocco, will be giving a live demonstration of our user-friendly marketplace and will discuss the services we provide, including:
Lately, I have found that unusual conversations are occurring in unexpected places. For example, the Community Affairs staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston hosted a roundtable event this week on “Financing Disability Housing in New England”.
Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI” The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience. The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold:
The world needs some changes. Quite a few actually. As I go through my day, I often think about the food that I eat, the vehicles that get me where I need to go, the buildings I work and live in, and the wide variety of products I use. I ask myself, “How much of this is truly sustainable?” The answer is frighteningly few. When you consider that even “organic” fruits and vegetables come from miles (or countries) away, even the best products and services seem to be part of the problem and too few are part of the solution. Although this point of view may seem somewhat depressing, I am a
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) LONDON - November 11, 2010 - Today, CEO Mike Van Patten will showcase Mission Markets at a discussion of sustainable stock exchanges at the TBLI Conference Europe 2010 at 16:45. The four-speaker panel will look at the leading impact investment exchanges in Germany, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the U.S. The TBLI Conference is the largest annual global networking and learning event on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing of Asia and Europe.
Connecting funders with opportunities in sustainable agriculture and seafood
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) San Francisco, CA – September 27, 2010 – This October, the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) conference will feature a Food Systems Track dedicated to funding opportunities in sustainable agriculture and sustainable seafood.
We are looking forward to the opportunity to showcase MissionMarkets.com and Mission Markets Earth to the Impact Investing community at SOCAP in just two weeks! Check out the interactive press conference recently posted on the SOCAP Blog for a preview and discussion of the event.