Topic Archives: Deal Structures

MoFo Impact Publishes Guides on Social Enterprise Corporate Form

The MoFo Impact team recently published two articles in the Daily Journal on legal forms for social enterprises. The first article, “Leveraging Corporate Structure for Impact,” summarizes the different forms that entrepreneurs and investors alike should consider to help save our planet and improve the lives of the people on it. In “10 Considerations for ...›

September 17, 2019Corporate Form, Deal Structures, Resources

MoFo Impact Published in ABA Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook

Members of the MoFo Impact team contributed two chapters in The Lawyer’s Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook: Practical Guidance for Corporate Counsel and Law Firms, published by the American Bar Association. This new guide is a comprehensive resource for in-house and outside counsel to help their companies, firms, and clients develop effective corporate social responsibility programs. ...›

Impact Links: CDP Report on climate risk; GIIN Annual Survey; Ralph Lauren Sustainability Strategy; Biz Schools Take on Impact Investing; New Flood Risk Database

A new report by UK nonprofit CDP reveals 215 of the world’s biggest companies face almost $1 trillion in climate change risks, with many likely to hit within the next five years. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released its annual impact investor survey reflecting 266 respondents managing $239 billion in impact investing assets. New ...›

SXSW 2019 – Mainstreaming Impact Investing

MoFo Impact partner Alfredo Silva spoke at SXSW 2019 on “Mainstreaming Impact Investing” with impact investors from Omidyar Network, DBL Partners, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The panel explored what impact means to a variety of investors and described how fund structures, financing instruments, and corporate form can help advance environmental, social, and governance goals ...›

Microgrid Financing
September 18, 2017Deal Structures, Funding/Financing

MoFo Impact Represents Innovative Microgrid Financing Platform

The MoFo Impact team recently advised Microgrid Investment Accelerator (MIA), a Delaware public benefit corporation, in structuring its unique financing facility. Launched with the assistance of its founding partners, including Facebook and Microsoft, MIA seeks to mobilize $50 million by 2020 to expand clean energy microgrid access in India, Indonesia, and East Africa. By enhancing ...›

Why a hybrid structure?

When people ask which impact investors inspire us, one team consistently rises to the top: Omidyar Network. Since its founding 14 years ago, Omidyar Network has led a small revolution in the impact investing and philanthropic community. Not only has it dedicated over $1 billion to initiatives working to solve some of the world’s greatest problems, it has redefined how the world thinks about capitalizing these initiatives. ...›

Innovative Fisheries
June 29, 2017Deal Structures, Funding/Financing

MoFo Impact Team Advises on Innovative Fisheries’ Conservation Transaction

The MoFo Impact Team recently advised the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity (MVFPT), with respect to a sustainable fisheries impact investment. With key guidance from the MoFo Impact Team on investment structure and mission preservation and assistance from Catch Together, a nonprofit program of Trust for Conservation Innovation focused on empowering ...›

June 26, 2017Deal Structures

A Brave New (Partnership Audit) World—Why You Should Care About the Proposed IRS Regulations

Social enterprises and impact investors will need to strongly consider their special tax and economic needs as audit planning takes center stage for all partnerships, most LLCs, and their respective partners and members when the thirty-five year old partnership audit regime meets its end on January 1, 2018. On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the IRS issued proposed regulations implementing the new centralized partnership audit regime, which completely overhauls the longstanding partnership audit, assessment, and collection procedures. ...›

November 29, 2016Deal Structures, Reporting

5 Reasons to be Bullish on the Post-Election Impact Economy

The presidential election on November 8, 2016 sent shockwaves through socially and environmentally responsible business communities in the United States and around the world. As folks begin to recover, it’s critical to think clearly about what steps we can take to foster new momentum, creativity, and courage as we move forward. Here is what is keeping our MoFo Impact Team bullish on the impact economy ...›