Innovating for Equity in an Uncertain Economy: The State of Social Justice Impact Investing
On April 13, MIE co-hosted a webinar with Founders First Capital Partners, Impact Alpha, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors on the state of social justice impact investing.
Diverse entrepreneurship is on the rise, but barriers remain. With the support of catalytic investors, a new generation of innovative impact investing funds are meeting the moment. Using creative capital solutions - such as non-dilutive revenue-based financing, employee-led buyouts, and entrepreneurship through acquisition - these new impact funds led by BIPOC fund managers are bringing tailored capital to scale growing companies. These leaders are showing that you can advance an inclusive economy, while also providing competitive financial returns to mission-driven investors.
As the macroeconomic climate grows increasingly uncertain, many investors and financial institutions are pulling back their investments, risking to derail the progress made and further exacerbate inequities in jobs and wealth for underrepresented communities.
With the support of catalytic investors, a new generation of innovative impact investing funds are meeting the moment. In this webinar, you:
- Heard from leading courageous impact investors from foundations, corporations, and fund of funds on their social justice impact investment commitments and lessons learned.
- Learned about creative fund models and results from fund managers at Apis & Heritage, Founders First, and New Majority Capital.
- Discussed how investors and philanthropists can stay the course amidst uncertainty and support their double bottom line priorities.
You can view the full webinar here.