Many of you know by now that Collaboration Capital’s differentiated practice model is part of what makes us unique. By investing in intellectual property and the specific skills and areas of expertise brought together by the individuals and companies in our network of collaborators, we believe that we can make an ever-greater impact in our world and our portfolios.
One of these collaborators who works diligently in pursuit of both profit and purpose is Community Capital Management. The team at CCM just released their Spring 2019 ESG and Impact Investing Newsletter. Take a look at the full publication at the link below:
Collaboration Capital Portfolio Contributor SixUp receives worthy mention in Harvard Business Review article “The State of Socially Responsible Investing.”
Sixup is taking tremendous strides in giving securitization new life as a tool for social impact. By providing an education finance platform, founder Sunwoo Hwang and the team at SixUp are giving high-achieving students who are from low-means environments and who are quite often first-generation students the ability to attend four-year colleges and universities. The families of these students frequently don’t have credit scores or would, because of their income, otherwise find themselves unable to secure funding for the ever rising price of higher education.
It’s not just about providing access to capital though- SIXUP takes a vested interest in these student’s success. As the Harvard Business review points out:
“Along with loans, Sixup provides students with tutoring, job-matching, and other counseling. Sixup currently counts Goldman Sachs as its largest lender. Once it has reached $100 million in total lending assets, it will test the market with a securitization—a critical milestone towards scale. Over time, as their lending assets grow, Sixup plans to tap into the broader fixed income markets, as well as more traditional securitizations. If successful, it has the potential to mobilize more than $1 billion towards the Future-Prime market providing thousands with a stronger pathway to economic mobility.”
Please take a moment to read the full article at the link below. To discover more about the network of collaborators and portfolio contributors who make Collaboration Capital a success, simply fill out the contact form HERE.
Collaboration Capital CEO, Christopher Knapp, presented “Impact Investing: Understanding the Spectrum and Gaining Additional Insights” at the AICPA Not-For-Profit Industry and Private Foundation Summit on June 21st in Washington, DC.
He spoke about the spectrum of impact investing tools used by private foundations from grants to maximizing return on traditional investments, and everything in between. Speakers provided examples of interesting investments which qualified as Program Related Investments as well as those that did not. Presenters shared lessons learned, risk factors, dos and don’ts.
Georgetown mayor Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists.
ESG and impact investing have gone from niches to the mainstream, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management officials. So reports Financial Advisor. “There has been a dramatic increase and interest over the past four years in all sorts of our clients in ESG and impact investing,” Hugh Lawson, global head of ESG and impact investing for Goldman Sachs, said at a news conference at the company’s Manhattan headquarters.
There’s a critical need to acknowledge clients’ sincere desires to invest with purpose.
Good guys don’t necessarily have to finish last when it comes to investing. For years, conventional wisdom said that do-gooders who only wanted to invest in responsible corporations would have to sacrifice rates of returns. Brokers claimed that if you cut out all the big companies that polluted waterways, produced harmful products or engaged in questionable management practices, you were going to leave money on the table.
PIMCO has incorporated sustainability factors in the investment process for decades. The process emphasizes rigorous analysis of broad secular trends, which are at the core of both global sustainability and long-term asset returns. In recent years, PIMCO has developed a platform that will support ESG-focused investment solutions. In this Q&A, PIMCO’s Kwame Anochie and Alex Struc, the co-leaders of PIMCO’s sustainability initiative, discuss the evolution of environmental, social and governance investing globally and at PIMCO.
There is significant momentum around investment approaches that enable investors to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment strategies and create positive benefits for society.