CASE Smart Impact Capital is a toolkit that helps you to raise capital that aligns with your needs. In 1992, Cathy Clark had a conversation with Lloyd Morrissett, the co-founder of Sesame Workshop. Lloyd told her “Change happens when the right people with the right idea and the right capital come together at the right time.” This idea stuck with Cathy and has guided her career since. When Cathy first appeared on Social Entrepreneur in January 2016, she said. “It isn’t enough to have a good idea, to want to help people, but you have to have an organization to do it, and eventually that organization needs capital. And that…Read More
Impact investing seeks to make a positive impact by investing in social enterprises and startups.
Cathy Clark stopped by to talk about CASE Smart Impact Capital, a rich resource to help entrepreneurs to be more efficient and effective in raising investment capital. While she was here, I took the opportunity to ask Cathy about a letter that Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, wrote to CEOs. Blackrock manages $6.3 trillion in investments. In this letter, Mr. Fink said, To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society. Companies must benefit all of their stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers, and the communities in which they operate.” You can read the entire letter here….Read More
You are a conscious consumer. You buy local, authentic and fair-trade goods. You use your dollars to try to create the kind of world you want to live in. But what about where you bank or how you invest? Here’s the truth: If you have assets, including a savings or checking account, your assets are having an impact. The only question is, are you being conscious of the kind of impact your assets are having? You’ve probably heard about impact investing, but you have questions. What exactly is impact investing? (It’s thinking about the social and environmental impact that your assets are having) To make an impact, do I have to…Read More