Today, Mission Markets executed the first Virtual Roadshow for the Impact Investment Platform. This new service enables companies and organizations that have listed an offering on the platform to present their business and offering via Webex (real-time desktop sharing alongside phone conferencing). Mission Markets plans to schedule and host these investor presentations weekly to increase the interactivity of the investment platform and to better facilitate communications between issuer and investor members.
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:
Mission Markets CEO Mike Van Patten was quoted along with ecologist David Hill in a recent Ecosystem Marketplace article on environmental credit markets. Here is the section of the article that talks about Mission Markets:
"Van Patten, who just unleashed his own ecosystem exchange platform in the United States, Mission Markets Earth, says absence of a regulatory driver does not pose a significant hurdle.
Mission Markets was featured in an "Idea exChange" blog post written by Ashoka's Changemakers program. The post was entitled "SOCAP10 Recap: Woodstock for Social Entrepreneurs". According to their recap, the conference "reverberated as a call to action to technology and investment infrastructures that heretofore have glossed over the practice of impact investing", and Mike Van Patten was quoted in the post.
Connecting funders with opportunities in sustainable agriculture and seafood
(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.
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.