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Investing with a Profound Sense of Community

Core Values Key as the Impact Marketplace Gains Momentum
Press Release

March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Think investments should make money and make the world a better place? Members of Investors' Circle do more than ever. "Smart with Heart" is how Bonny Moellenbrock, IC's Executive Director, describes their active network. "It's not just about the dollars. It's about the sense of meaning you share with the entrepreneurs and fellow investors," says Tom Balderston, Managing Director, Sustain VC and IC Member.

Companies and Their Foundations Continue to Grow Despite Economic Recession

Foundations of Business: the growth of corporate foundations in England and Wales
Article

From a recent study and research by Corporate Citizenship this year, they have identified corporate foundations in England and Wales have rapidly increased since 2006; despite recent economic recession. Corporate foundations are evidently becoming popular for companies; from reputable viewpoints of ‘giving something back’ to their next step for the CR strategy as motivational factors.

GreenBiz Study Finds Increases in Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Impacts; Network for Business Sustainability Hosts Webinar on How Business Drives Social Change - CSR Minute for February 21, 2013

Press Release

A new study by GreenBiz finds that while corporations are adopting more environmentally sustainable practices, their impacts on ecosystems continue to increase. It shows that despite the rapid rise of sustainability on companies' agendas, progress is lagging, particularly in light of the resource and weather risks many sectors are facing.

Investors' Circle Features B Corporations

Early stage investment opportunity via virtual venture fair
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Investors are invited to hear pitches from six B Corporations that are ready for capital at a Virtual Venture Fair being held by Investors' Circle on February 21.

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Investors are invited to hear pitches from six B Corporations that are ready for capital at a Virtual Venture Fair being held by Investors' Circle on February 21.

SiMPACT Strategy Group: Pulling Off the Impossible

As told to Chris Allsop from Advantage Magazine
Article

Stephanie Robertson, president of SiMPACT Strategy Group, founded her company in 2004. Having helped companies in the UK such as Shell, Vodafone, and Friends Provident better think through their CSR and community investment programs, Robertson wanted to bring her experience to bear in Canada. To this end, SiMPACT, which has eight people and offices in Calgary and Toronto, works with organizations to understand, value, maximize, and better communicate their social impact.

Capital for Water, Community Development and Impact Digital Media Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Water, Community Development and Impact Digital Media that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

Capital For Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

Where Education, Health and Cleantech Entrepreneurs Can Find Capital

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Education, Health and Cleantech that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

The Changing Landscape of Healthcare in the Digital Age

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Dr. William A. Kennedy knows how having a sick child can burden a family. In the 1970s, his brother suffered from metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma. Getting him the care he needed at a hospital 25 miles away was a full-time job for their mother and required help from other relatives and friends.

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