Topic Archives: Resources

June 12, 2017Resources

Suz Mac Cormac Speaks on Sustainable Investing at Milken Global Conference

On May 1st, 2017, MoFo Impact’s Suz Mac Cormac moderated “Investing in Sustainable Development” with speakers Anne Finucane of Bank of America, Vicki Fuller of New York State Common Retirement Fund, Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners, Clifton Robbins of Blue Harbor Group, and Markus Voigt of AREAM Group. The session covered how investments, from public to private, can best mitigate long-term risk and meet ESG standards without sacrificing returns. ...›

May 23, 2017Resources

Jessica Bissey to Speak at the 2017 NYU School of Law’s Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond

Transactions across borders involve complex issues with conflicting perspectives on management and operations, differences in accounting and financial reporting, governance and control provisions, tax treaties and tax planning, bilateral investment treaties, currency exchange and repatriation risks, securities law issues on establishing investment vehicles as impact investing reaches a broader range of investors, diligence challenges due to remoteness, choice and conflict of laws, extraterritorial laws, language issues, and dispute resolution and enforcement. ...›

April 19, 2017Resources

Suz Mac Cormac to Speak at 2017 Ceres Conference

Each year, the Ceres Conference brings together a unique group of more than 600 corporate sustainability leaders, the country’s largest institutional investors, and leading social and environmental advocates to mobilize action on the world’s most significant sustainability challenges. Throughout the two-day program, conference attendees will engage on a broad range of topics, including building a ...›

March 24, 2017Resources

Suz Mac Cormac to speak at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Suz Mac Cormac will chair “Where is the Next Big Disruption in Ag & Why Isn’t it Here Yet” at the 2017 World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on March 28. The session will cover a variety of technology and agriculture topics from an investors perspective, featuring panelists from Radicle, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Avrio Capital, Flagship Pioneering, and KPCB. ...›

February 20, 2017Resources

Suz Mac Cormac to Speak at Confluence Philanthropy

Suz Mac Cormac will speak as a panelist at Confluence Philanthropy’s 7th Annual Practitioners Gathering in New Orleans, LA. She will join representatives from The Greenlining Institute, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, IKEA, Aspen Institute of Work Initiative, and Camelback Ventures for “Reimagining Capitalism: The Path Towards Sustainable Value Creation.” ...›

October 28, 2016Resources

Turning the Page: How Kepler’s Books reinvented itself as a hybrid social enterprise

Partner Susan Mac Cormac was recently interviewed by the Stanford Social Innovation Review for her work setting up a hybrid social enterprise structure for beloved Bay Area bookstore, Kepler’s Books. Morrison and Foerster, along with other local business and community leaders, came together to launch “Kepler’s 2020,” an initiative to transform the independent bookstore into a next-generation community literary and cultural center. ...›

September 30, 2016Resources

Join us for Aligning Profits & Impact in High-growth Startups Event

On October 19, Morrison & Foerster will co-host “Aligning Profits & Impact in High-growth Startups” with impact.tech, a community group for techies who want to use technology for good. Partner Suz Mac Cormac joins Seth Bannon, co-founder of Fifty Years, a seed fund that backs entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with technologies, to discuss how ...›

September 20, 2016Corporate Form, Resources

Social Enterprise Legislation in the United States: An Overview

Traditionally, corporate decision-making has been driven by the singular goal of maximizing shareholder value.  Increasingly, however, businesses seek to pursue a social or environmental mission alongside profit.   Such so-called “social enterprises” may find that fiduciary duties associated with the traditional corporate form limit the corporation’s ability to achieve mission.  Accordingly, mission-oriented for-profit entities may consider ...›

August 30, 2016Resources

Impact Investment Incubators and Accelerators: Engines for Growth?

As the impact investment sector continues to grow, it is important to understand and evaluate the role that impact-investment incubators and accelerators may play in driving value both for social entrepreneurs and impact investors. What services do incubators and accelerators provide to social enterprises? As with their counterparts in the traditional, for-profit space, social-impact incubators ...›