How to Find the Right Capital for Your Mission-first Business

How to Find the Right Capital for Your Mission-first Business

What kind of capital does my business need to grow right now? How will this change over time? What terms can I negotiate to protect my values? These critical financial planning questions — among others — are top of mind for many founders. But those running...
Impact Investing isn’t ESG

Impact Investing isn’t ESG

As a professional impact investor with over a decade investing with that lens, it is quite surprising to see how many so-called “mission-driven” organizations answer a simple question about the impact of their investments with the three letters E, S, and G.​ Impact...
Public-Private Partnerships Can Lead to More Local Ownership

Public-Private Partnerships Can Lead to More Local Ownership

As a rule, partnerships seek to bring different actors together to achieve shared goals. Public-private partnerships are no different: the idea is that when the government, nonprofits, and the private sector target their resources in complementary ways, everyone...
The Circular Economy Must Be Inclusive to Succeed

The Circular Economy Must Be Inclusive to Succeed

Our resource-intensive world centers on the linear economic model of ‘take, make, use and waste’ and the plastic industry epitomizes this convention, extracting resources from the earth to make plastic packaging that is most likely used once, then thrown...
Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Procurement

This past March, the world celebrated its first “Sustainable Procurement Day”. There were no fireworks, no celebrations, and unless you are a procurement nerd immersed in spreadsheets with sustainability data, you likely didn’t even notice that...
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