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?
Over the next few months, each working group will refine the scope of the project and announce the project's initial deliverables at SOCAP17 in San Francisco. Throughout the project, we will post updates, notes, and reports from each working group to give interested parties insight on how the project is progressing. Accordingly, some of the notes posted will not be fully fledged out ideas, concepts, or recommendations, but rather broad discussion points.
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Notes: 6.19.17 - GCP Launch Event
Below are the key notes from the first Shared Understanding working session of the Good Capital Project.
Impact investing community is not necessarily speaking in the best language.
Impact has to become a more populist movement.
Within the impact space, people are on a curve – new entrants and those that have been on this journey for many years and are now trying to be more sophisticated. Those further ahead on the curve have an obligation to help others.
How do we create greater connectivity amongst all stakeholders? How do we connect capital, knowledge, and vision?
How do we shift the paradigm of “investing is for profit” and “philanthropy is for impact”?
What are the strategic pathways to fill the funding gap to achieve the SDGs by 2030?
How are investors to become better co-investors/aligned with one another?
Working with gatekeepers like big banks, and asset managers is key. We have to work through bottlenecks and misaligned incentives. How do we get to the point where the leadership of banks, the advisors, and the clients are aligned?
How do we create greater connectivity between stakeholders, capital knowledge, and vision?
How do we create and articulate the vision of a more optimistic regenerative, and inclusive economy in order to shift investment culture among not only asset owners, but also all other stakeholders in the capital markets?
What are the strategic pathways to raise awareness, deepen and broaden industry expertise, create and sustain viable careers/jobs, and to fill the funding gap so that we can achieve the SDGs?