(3BLMeida/theCSRfeed) - San Francisco, CA - October 5, 2010 - Today, Mike Van Patten, CEO of Mission Markets, presented a live demonstration of its groundbreaking impact-investing marketplace at SOCAP10, the premier gathering for impact investors, social entrepreneurs, funders and other innovators.
Convening under the banner, “What’s Next?” Mission Markets offered up a display of the technology and investment infrastructure that will take the impact investing sector to the next level.
“Given that social and environmental capital markets are still in their infancy, there is a lack of supportive investment infrastructure available to scale these markets,” says Van Patten. “Our private, membership-based marketplace will revolutionize the space by speaking to both impact investors and mission-driven companies and organizations in a common language.”
The Monitor Institute projects the impact investing space to be a $500 Billion industry within the next five to ten years.
Mission Markets recently launched the first secure, FINRA-regulated impact investing exchange. This online marketplace provides companies and organizations that have demonstrable social and environmental missions, products, or services with access to mission aligned capital. Simultaneously, Mission Markets provides accredited impact investors, investment advisors, and other financial professionals with an efficient way to identify, evaluate, invest in, and monitor impact investment opportunities and complete transactions in a regulatory compliant manner.
“We are different from other online platforms and exchanges because we measure social as well as financial impact by integrating third-party assessments, ratings and certifications and social and environmental metrics,” says Van Patten. “Our team has extensive expertise in traditional capital markets and private company finance, and is able to provide direct support to socially and environmentally focused buyers and sellers.”
As an official SOCAP sponsor, Mission Markets is exhibiting its services to this gathering of key stakeholders and thought leaders in the impact investment arena. The company aspires to be the leading global marketplace facilitating the flow of capital into social and environmental markets.