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SOCAP18 Summer Deal & Conference Preview

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Use discount code MP_3BL to get SOCAP18 tickets for $995 at the Summer Special rate. This is the last chance to get SOCAP18 tickets for under $1,000 with 3BL’s special discount. Register soon. This deal ends on August 31st. 
 

How Millennials are using Data to Power the Impact Investing Movement

How the Case Foundation Influences Capital
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by Sean Tennerson, Program Officer, The Case Foundation 

For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors.

RSF Social Finance Monthly - August 2011

Highlights From RSF Social Finance
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Despite the lull of vacations season, this summer has been anything but slow for the RSF Community. In the past month we have made loans to two new organizations, and another to existing borrower Guayaki. Out in the field, borrowers generated some press of their own -- Nutiva is featured on Forbes.com and Workforce Inc. received a $5.5M grant! Also, check out Seed Fund grantee, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, and take a new look at corporate governance with insight from John Bloom.

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Despite the lull of vacations season, this summer has been anything but slow for the RSF Community. In the past month we have made loans to two new organizations, and another to existing borrower Guayaki. Out in the field, borrowers generated some press of their own -- Nutiva is featured on Forbes.com and Workforce Inc. received a $5.5M grant! Also, check out Seed Fund grantee, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, and take a new look at corporate governance with insight from John Bloom.

Mission Markets News Update

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We have been reading increasing numbers of articles and blog posts about Impact Investing in both traditional and social media outlets. We are excited to see word of impact investing getting out. The media is creating buzz that will ultimately contribute to the growth of the entire space.

Here are links to some reading material that we found interesting:

"At SOCAP, Lessons on Measuring the Impact of Investments"
- Conservation International Blog

Mission Markets in the Huffington Post

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We just saw that our platform was mentioned in a recent Huffington Post article by journalist and social entrepreneur Gail Vida Hamburg, who we met at SoCap: 

CGI: Omidyar Network, A Philanthropy That Invests in For-Profits Too

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Old school charity and “philanthropy” once referred exclusively to financial contributions to nonprofits. Today, Omidyar Network (ON) takes a more innovative and inclusive approach, called “flexible capital.” As a philanthropic investor, ON invests in for-profits, as well as nonprofits.

Join the SOCAP twitter chat!

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This Wednesday, September 29, SocialFinance.ca and Twitter are co-hosting a live chat about SOCAP10 and aligning philanthropy and impact investing. This is a space that Mission Markets is very interested in and is planning to move into. We encourage you to sign in and be a part of the discussion! For more information, click here.

- The Mission Markets Team

Food Systems Featured at October Social Capital Markets Conference

Connecting funders with opportunities in sustainable agriculture and seafood
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) San Francisco, CA – September 27, 2010 – This October, the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) conference will feature a Food Systems Track dedicated to funding opportunities in sustainable agriculture and sustainable seafood. 

Check out the SOCAP Interactive Press Conference Video!

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We are looking forward to the opportunity to showcase MissionMarkets.com and Mission Markets Earth to the Impact Investing community at SOCAP in just two weeks! Check out the interactive press conference recently posted on the SOCAP Blog for a preview and discussion of the event.

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