Topic Archives: Funding/Financing

September 13, 2016Deal Structures, Funding/Financing

Impact Investing: VCs Recognize Social Enterprises Can Outperform Traditional Start-Ups

The notion that a company should care about more than just making money started with corporate social responsibility over 50 years ago, but the trend has rapidly increased in recent years and has produced a multi-billion dollar impact investing market. Today, we have new corporate forms structured around an entity’s social mission, such as the ...›

September 6, 2016Funding/Financing

Green Bonds: A Growing Market in Sustainability

Green bonds are bonds whose proceeds are earmarked for environmentally friendly (green) projects. Despite the specific purpose green bonds were created for, they are a surprisingly flexible source of funding for organizations looking to finance green initiatives. Like ordinary bonds, green bonds can be structured multiple ways to fulfill the specific needs of both borrowers ...›

Impact Investing – Fund Mechanisms to Incentivize Impact

A growing number of investors aim to achieve positive social or environmental impacts alongside financial returns.  For such impact investors, there are various legal and structural mechanisms to consider.  In order to incentivize impact in the context of fund formation in particular, certain key concepts should be drafted into the legal documents from the outset.  ...›