On January 18th, Williams College hosted an educational symposium on sustainable investing to bring leaders in the field together with students, faculty, and administrators to build a coherent framework for responsible capital deployment, with sensitivity to investors who have a duty to deploy capital responsibly without compromising market rate returns.
Thoughtful stakeholders in institutions, corporations, and prominent families around the world are seeking to align their investment strategies with the mission and core values of their organizations. Many are seeking ambitious returns through investing in businesses that are both financially and environmentally sustainable — pursuing profit with purpose.
Electric vehicles are a disruptive force that we believe will create massive change (and opportunity) in the auto industry over the next decade. The success of Tesla (at least from a product perspective, if not yet a financial one) is the key catalyst that has triggered the electric vehicle revolution.
The Millennial generation is set to receive the reins as the US undertakes the greatest generation-to-generation wealth transfer to date. The Millennial generation- those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s- has a different take on the primary role of business compared to previous generations.
Impact investing continues to gain traction, with a great deal of focus on the inspiring stories of impact across a range of important issues such as climate change, women’s empowerment and inequality. But the field has struggled to prove its worth beyond the rarefied enclaves of private investments.
Victoria Fram, Co-Founder of Village Capital, and the Managing Director at VilCap Investments, LLC, writes, “If there’s one glimmer of a silver lining in this challenging and tumultuous year, it’s the fact that more people are becoming aware of the inequities and abusive power dynamics felt by women in so many professional, social and cultural circles.”
On November 29, 2017, Collaboration Capital hosted its first in a series of City Building Template discussions on the role of for-profit, problem solving companies in building communities of lasting prosperity. Participants and presenters included Michael Walden and Derwin Sisnett from rethink.vc; Augustine Bui from Sixup; Jon Soberg; Paul Harrison, Chief Strategy Officer, Democracy.com; Beth White, President and CEO of the Houston Parks Board; Anne Olson, President of Buffalo Bayou Partnership; Jeff Kaplan; Youngro Lee, CEO of NextSeed; and Pledgling CEO, James Citron.
“Connecting Communities” luncheon at City Hall raises $425,000 for Houston green space
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.
On September 28, 2017, Collaboration Capital hosted a series of discussions and luncheon presentation with leading practitioners in for-profit investment strategies dedicated to solving the world’s greatest challenges.
Presenters: Christopher L. Knapp and George Rooney, Collaboration Capital; Eyal Bilgrai, ThirdAct; Katherine Booth, MIT Sloane School of Management; William Page, Essex Investment Management; Andreas Eichin, Microvest; David Sand, Community Capital Management; Michael Hokenson, Community Investment Management; Paul Sanford, TriLinc Global; Jeff Possick, MissionPoint Partners; Sunwoo Hwang, SIXUP; Tahira Dosani, Accion Venture Lab; Victoria Fram, VilCap Investments; Youngro Lee, NextSeed; Adam Ganser, Friends of the High Line; Beth White, Houston Parks Board; Omar Brownson, River LA.