impact investing

Mission Markets 101 online training Webinar on Wednesday, February 16th at 3pm EST


Please join us for a Mission Markets 101 online training webinar on Wednesday, February 16th at 3:00pm EST. Learn from our President and Co-founder, Steve Rocco, how the Mission Markets investment platform makes it easy for investors to find sustainable and impact investment opportunities. 

Portland Business Journal announces Mission Markets Partnership with Springboard Innovation


The Portland Business Journal and Sustainable Business Oregon just released a story featuring Mission Markets and Springboard Innovation. Here is a brief quote from the article:

"The partnership highlights a growing interest in the practice of impact investing among both accredited investors and money managers on Wall Street as well as individuals inspired by the popularity of microfinance programs.

Mission Markets Facilitates First Transactions On Impact Investment Platform

Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York - February 3, 2011- After recently launching the world’s first fully functional, FINRA-regulated electronic impact investment platform, Mission Markets has executed its first two transactions. This is a significant milestone for Mission Markets in realizing its goal of increasing transparency, efficiency, liquidity and volume of capital flowing into these new markets.

Mission Markets Musings: Peter J. Mastella


I recently joined the Mission Markets team as the Director of Climate Change Markets.  What does that mean?  As with any position or title, the person grows with the role and the role is plied as the person grows.  For now, it seems my role is to oversee many aspects of the environmental side of the Mission Markets platforms.

Great Response to First Mission Markets 101 Webinar


We are thrilled to report an overwhelmingly positive response to our very first Mission Markets 101 educational Webinar! We had a very high turnout of over 60 participants and many interesting questions. If you are interested in being placed on our list to receive Mission Markets news and notifications about future Webinars please email your name, organization and email address to

Mission Markets Musings: Theda Braddock


Stormwater runoff has been identified as one of the largest sources of pollutants in the Nation’s waterways.  Stormwater is rain and snow melt that runs off impervious surfaces such as roads and rooftops. In the draining process, the runoff picks up chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus as well as oil, heavy metals, fertilizers, pesticides, trash, and animal waste.

Mission Markets presents to Northwest Leaders Network on Impact Investing (NW-LNII)


Mission Markets CEO Mike Van Patten presented the Mission Markets investment platform to the Northwest Leaders Network on Impact Investing (NW-LNII) last week in Portland. Below is a write up on the event from the Springboard Innovation Blog.

"Mission Markets Founder Presents to NW-LNII"

Mission Markets 101 Webinar


We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the first-ever "Mission Markets 101" Webinar on Wednesday, January 26 at 3:00pm EST. Mission Markets President and Co-founder, Steve Rocco, will be giving a live demonstration of our user-friendly marketplace and will discuss the services we provide, including:

Mission Markets Musings: Steve Rocco


First let me get this out of the way: I’m a finance guy, I’ve always done finance, my first job was working in micro-finance and perhaps I’m biased, but my long history making deals in what is now known as "impact investing" has given me the well-earned practical experience that impact investing works to make real positive change in the world.  But rather than bore you to death by rehashing my bio, I would like to address the fundamental question behind our mission here at Mission Markets: "Why is impact investing important?"


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