impact investing

Mission Markets Musings: Mike Van Patten


There are several trends that I have been following that I feel will contribute significantly to the success of Mission Markets and the growth of the Impact Investing movement.

Required Reading: Report on Impact Investing by J.P. Morgan and The Rockefeller Foundation


Impact Investments: An emerging asset class, is a new report put together by Social Finance at J.P. Morgan and The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with the Global Impact Investment Network. This report suggests that impact investing will establish itself as an important investment movement over the coming years.

Mission Markets CEO Mike Van Patten quoted in CNBC article on Environmental Markets


Mike Van Patten was recently quoted in a CNBC article on environmental markets entitled "As Carbon Market Stumbles, Other Environmental Markets Succeed". The article discusses the creation of economic value from natural processes that have critical functions for the human species. Here is a brief quote from the article:

Mission Markets Goes Global: CEO Mike Van Patten Presents Impact Investment Platform to European Investors at TBLI Conference

Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) LONDON - November 11, 2010 - Today, CEO Mike Van Patten will showcase Mission Markets at a discussion of sustainable stock exchanges at the TBLI Conference Europe 2010 at 16:45. The four-speaker panel will look at the leading impact investment exchanges in Germany, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the U.S. The TBLI Conference is the largest annual global networking and learning event on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing of Asia and Europe.  

Mission Markets completes first Virtual Roadshow!


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.

Mission Markets Impact Investment Platform Integrates IRIS Taxonomy


Mission Markets is excited to announce that the Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) have been integrated into our Impact Investment Platform.  IRIS consists of social and environmental performance measures that facilitate comparison of impact data across a wide range of social and environmental sectors.

Mission Markets News Update


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 CEO quoted in Ecosystem Marketplace


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.


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