(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) LONDON - November 11, 2010 - Today, CEO Mike Van Patten will showcase Mission Markets at a discussion of sustainable stock exchanges at the TBLI Conference Europe 2010 at 16:45. The four-speaker panel will look at the leading impact investment exchanges in Germany, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the U.S. The TBLI Conference is the largest annual global networking and learning event on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing of Asia and Europe.
Mission Markets is a pioneer in the impact investing space, providing essential infrastructure to facilitate transactions for a broad spectrum of sectors within the social and environmental markets. Due to the size and scope of the U.S. capital markets, American investment innovations are influential on a global scale.
“Mission Markets is revolutionizing the way industry stakeholders meet, collaborate and transact,” says Van Patten, “We are the hub of the wheel, connecting all stakeholders in the impact investing arena and facilitating the collaboration needed to drive growth.”
Mission Markets operates two web-based platforms designed to scale the impact investment markets by increasing the amount of capital flowing into mission driven companies and organizations. This one-stop-shop approach to triple bottom line investing allows accredited investors, investment advisors, and other financial professionals to efficiently identify, evaluate, and monitor impact investment opportunities.
“The industry can only grow if it has access to the right infrastructure. This means a regulated electronic transactions platform, information and communications services, data, analytics and investment management tools that facilitate private capital transactions,” says Van Patten, “We also have a critical role to play in ensuring that, over time, third party metrics and measurement tools become more standardized and widely used.”
Mission Markets recently announced the integration of the Global Impact Investing Network’s Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) taxonomy into the investment platform. IRIS consists of performance measures that facilitate comparison of impact data across a wide range of social and environmental sectors. The IRIS taxonomy is an important tool that will help companies and organizations seeking capital quantify and communicate social and environmental value to investors.