IC Blog Dedicated to Impact

  • spring 2013

    Accelerating Impact Entrepreneurs: Lock, Stock and Anchor!

    By Cathy Clark, CASE at Duke University & Investors’ Circle Board of Directors and Bonny Moellenbrock, Investors’ Circle & SJF Institute. As a potential extension of its pioneering work on impact investing, the Rockefeller Foundation commissioned SJF Institute and the CASE i3: Initiative on Impact Investing last year to be part of a global research consortium aiming to...

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  • spring 2013

    IC Commits $500K to GoodCompany Group: Collaboration Aims to Attract and Fund Rising Impact Stars

    March 29, 2013 | Press Release via 3BLmedia. Investors’ Circle Philadelphia (ICP) is pleased to announce a $500,000 commitment for investment into graduates of the Ventures Program at GoodCompany Group (GCV). The ICP-GCV2013 Seed Fund reflects the long-standing collaboration between the two organizations to support social entrepreneurs and a significant private sector response to Mayor...

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  • Spring 2013

    IC Portfolio Company Update: Farmland LP

    How would you describe your business? Farmland LP acquires conventional farmland and converts it to organic, sustainable farmland as an investment fund, similar to a REIT. Farmland LP owns over 6,300 acres of farmland (nearly 10 square miles) worth $43 million, with 673 acres already certified Organic. Investors participate in all properties owned by the fund. What impact do you hope to...

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  • Spring 2013

    IC Portfolio Company Update: First Light Hospitality

    How would you describe your business? First Light Hospitality is a destination resort management company, an impact investment and a founding B Corporation.  At First Light, we provide our guests with memorable hospitality experiences while operating a behind-the-scenes, fully self-funded youth employment program and carrying out a variety of environmental initiatives. What impact...

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  • Spring 2013

    IC Portfolio Company Update: Genomic Expression

    How would you describe your business? Genomic Expression’s technology takes the guesswork out of the process of developing personal diagnostics. The kit and software can be used on any of the instruments already in the labs. The company’s goal is to partner with a large genomics tool company to bring technology to market. What impact do you hope to have with your company?...

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  • Spring 2013

    IC Portfolio Company Update: Goalbook

    How would you describe your business? We are a K-12 education technology company that provides software that empowers the success of ALL students.  We are focused on creating elegant and intuitive software that empower the educators, administrators, and parents who work together on behalf of students with special needs. What impact do you hope to have with your company? We want...

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  • Spring 2013

    IC Portfolio Company Update: Herb’n Farm

    How would you describe your business? Herb’n Farm ~ Om Style Cooking (HnF) is a proven, fast-casual, eco-driven, healthy foods restaurant brand designed specifically to scale worldwide.  CEO and sustainable foodservice pioneer Lauren Bell created the award winning, delicious and nutritious recipes using organic and local foods served up in a warm, inviting, high tech, green-designed...

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  • Spring 2013

    IC Portfolio Company Update: Jack & Jake’s

    How would you describe your business? Jack & Jake's, Inc. connects local growers to market and enables access to fresh healthy foods at an affordable price through a new regional food hub business model. We work with local growers to scale production, implement competitive pricing, and open paths to large volume markets such as schools, universities, and hospitals.   What...

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  • Spring 2013

    IC Portfolio Company Update: Sustainable Minds

    How would you describe your business? Requirements like cost of resources, regulations and demand for transparency are driving the need to develop greener products. Traditional methods for assessing environmental impacts are costly and time intensive. Sustainable Minds has become the industry standard cloud-based software for simplifying this process and is used by industry and education in...

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  • Spring 2013

    All Investments have Social and Environmental Impacts

    By Melissa L. Bradley, CEO, Tides. Last fall, Matthew Patsky, CEO Trillium Asset Management, and I co-authored a white paper called Total Portfolio Activation – A Framework for Creating Social and Environmental Impact across Asset Classes.  The paper provides concrete examples to help investors put their entire portfolio to work to support positive social and environmental...

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