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We proudly announce The Good Capital Project (GCP), an integral step in evolving impact investment from an emerging industry into mainstream practice. The GCP will focus on generating innovative and sustainable solutions to align the capital markets with the human needs of tomorrow.
The Good Capital Project will host a one-day launch event on June 19, 2017 in New York City that will gather select senior-level attendees to kick-off an ongoing industry-wide collaborative effort. Through a design thinking process, we will convene all constituents, from Wall Street, to development agencies, to foundations, to impact investors to entrepreneurs from the SOCAP community. Our goal with this two-year project is to drive greater collaboration and accelerate capital flows into purpose driven investments.
This project is the first initiative of SOCAP’s new partnership with a strategic group of mission aligned impact investors and innovators.
Over the last decade, the sustainable, responsible, and impact industry has gained critical momentum. According to a recent Rockefeller Foundation report, the total capital available for positive impact exceeds $287 trillion, while according to Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, only $8.7 trillion is currently allocated. The financial markets need to be prepared for the seismic shift in investor demographics that demand greater alignment of their portfolios with their values. The GCP seeks to unlock this potential and ensure the financial markets become a catalyst for good in the years ahead.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals, ESG Metrics, SRI principles, corporate social responsibility, impact investing and philanthropy have provided principles, driven investment and improved corporate governance and sustainability. While each of these valuable approaches are critical threads, a weaving of these threads is required to strengthen and mainstream the industry. The Good Capital Project leverages expertise from the financial, design, academic, non-profit, governmental and impact communities to contribute best practices from existing initiatives to the design of the new fabric of a purpose-driven impact economy.
The GCP will develop common tools, resources and frameworks to align the capital markets with the human needs of tomorrow and produce a cohesive taxonomy and market map to address global challenges through market-based solutions. The Good Capital Project leverages expertise from the financial, design, academic, non-profit, philanthropic, governmental and impact communities to contribute best practices from existing initiatives to the design of the new fabric of a purpose-driven impact economy. This ambition is a shared goal that only collaboration can help realize.
To bring impact investing fully into the mainstream, all constituents must look beyond their sector-specific initiatives and join the effort to solve global challenges with market-based solutions. The Good Capital Project will harness our collective knowledge to change the world.
Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Group is a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions. We are in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy - convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change.
For over ten years, we have achieved our goals through a series of events, initiatives, and partnerships that leverage the power and effectiveness of collaboration at the intersection of money and meaning.
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