Session 2: Promoting Impact Through Investment
We are bringing together social entrepreneurs, funders, lawyers and others professionals in the community for a series of six interactive panel discussions exploring a range of legal and business issues for impact investors and companies that want to maximize their positive impact.
Session 2: Promoting Impact through Investment
This session will cover the strategies and opportunities available to different types of investors focused on environmental, social and governance factors – from venture and private equity funds who identify impact as a way to enhance financial returns to foundations and “impact first” investment vehicles. We will provide guidance on the promotion of impact through the use of traditional and new debt and equity instruments, including green bonds, social impact bonds, convertible debt and SAFEs. We will also review the increasing use of PRIs and MRIs by foundations and tax exempt organizations as well as new “impact securities” that can be issued by non-profits.
Finally, we will examine how all of these investment instruments and strategies can be employed by both social enterprises and more “mainstream” public and private companies that emphasize impact to better reflect founder values and attract investors, customers and talent in an increasingly competitive environment.