Lower Capital Costs Via A "Blended Approach"
To meet the evolving nature of philanthropy today and the demand for alternative sources of capital, our "Social Capital Funding Program" is made possible due to our strategic alliance and administrative relationship with Inspired Life Centers, Inc., a 30 year old public charity.
For our clients, the objectives of our "social capital funding structures" are to:
Investing for social and environmental impact:
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An insightful, easy-to-digest overview of the burgeoning phenomenon that is "Impact Investing"..."investment strategies that generate financial return while intentionally improving social and environmental conditions."
This is a must-read for current and potential impact investors, social entrepreneurs, the philanthropic community, and policymakers interested in impact investing.
While this is a cautiously optimistic book about impact investing both as an (emerging) asset class as well as an approach to portfolio management. It strives to bridge the silos between the social sector practitioners and the financial capital-markets players without taking ideological positions for or against each side.
For the finance types, this is not a how-to book on impact investing as it does not focus on the pricing and valuation methodologies, rather it's more of a framework for approaching investing that incorporates social objectives into an entire asset management portfolio.
For the social sector practitioners, it's a great primer to help un-demonize the financial markets' role and its potentially huge contribution to the impact investing space and the social sector, if framed appropriately.
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Ron Cordes at the 3rd Annual Innovative Alternative Strategies conference in Denver, CO