Welcome to the Good Capital Project
Introducing the series
A conversation to set the stage for our work together.
GOOD CAPITAL INSIGHTS
Key players in the impact space share the view from their corner of the impact investing world.
Introduction to the Six Grand Challenges
Participants will choose one of these grand challenges, and dive deeper into the issues below with help of category experts.
Morning Networking Break
"Grand Challenges" Design Series
CREATING SHARED UNDERSTANDING
How can we better explain the importance and necessity of such investments? How can we map the impact investing ecosystem, and the processes we currently use, in order to improve and streamline them? How do we develop better educational tools to educate and inspire those who seek additional knowledge?
Understanding the risk return spectrum of impact investment opportunities is extremely important. While, there is much recent focus on “market-based” returns, we cannot lose sight that there must also be room for the deeply intentional investments that are not profit maximizing. Investable Solutions will provide clarity between investment opportunities that are and are not concessionary. This track will address some of the following questions: Which sectors are ready for market rate returns and where are subsidies needed to catalyze the market? What can we learn from what’s working already, and what’s starting to work?
Enabling the entrepreneur
Innovation is the engine that drives change, spurs growth, creates social impact and jobs, and propagates new ways of thinking. Entrepreneurs are the ones that launch the disruptive innovations that scale, but the impact landscape is inefficient and fragmented, with a conflicting mix of investor demands. Now, tools and approaches are emerging that need rapid replication to increase the volume of high quality deal flow.
Impact management and metrics
While big advances are being made in metrics for social and environmental impact and sustainability, many of these impact metrics are often redundant, confusing and in conflict. This is a costly and distracting problem for both investors and entrepreneurs running their companies. How can we create a Rosetta Stone that overcomes the fragmented, siloed approach and ensures the right things are being measured?
Legal structure and policy
What are the organizational legal structures and investment vehicles that are needed? What policies and regulatory changes would unleash growth, and how can we imagine and garner the support needed? How can policy bring new participants to the table who have been excluded?
Efficient Distribution and Product Design
The impact pioneers have proven that sustainable and stakeholder-focused companies can also achieve market rate risk & return profiles. What are the barriers to replicating those successful models at scale? How do we learn from the traditional asset managers who have long mastered the ability to launch a product that fits nicely on the shelves of bank or brokerage firms to be seamlessly delivered to the end consumer?
Working lunch will be provided during work sessions. Sponsored by
afternoon networking break
Challenge Groups Report Back
Grand Challenge team presentations include framing of the ecosystem, challenges, strategies, and opportunities.
Good Capital Project Next Steps
Plans for evaluating, scoping and budgeting for how the grand challenges can be implemented over the next two years will be announced as well as timelines for next steps and milestones.The next meeting of the group as a whole will be at SOCAP17, where we will reconvene to measure progress and plan next steps.
COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION
The Good Capital Project's launch event on June 19, 2017 will be held at Convene at 730 Third Avenue in New York City.
The venue is Manhattan’s largest dedicated corporate conference center, featuring private executive boardrooms and built-in, state-of-the-art technology, as well as on-site fine dining.