Impact Certification

Changing the Social Impact, Sustainability, and investment conversation.

ABOUT IMPACT INVESTING

Impact investments are capital infusions into companies, organizations, and managed funds who have the intention and responsibility to generate social and environmental impact with a modest financial return. Impact investments can be made into both emerging and well-developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market to market rate and beyond, depending on investors’ strategic goals and financial liquidity needs.

ICO Impact Group helps you get access to Mandated capital. Family offices, public and private foundations, endowments, ultra high net worth investors, and institutional investors have mandated capital - a percentage of the corpus (main funds) that has been designated by the asset owner to be invested in socially impactful or sustainable organizations. Each asset owner has their own defined mandate with varying levels of required societal impact to qualify for this allocation.  This can range from 5% to up to 50% of total capital allocation. There is roughly 200 billion to be invested in social impact and sustainability each year.

Yet with this staggering amount of social impact and sustainable investment dollars available, most asset managers are not well versed in diligence to prove a potential investment is socially impactful. Rather than risk any negative feedback resulting from mandated capital being misallocated, many advisors simply leave the mandated capital in the fund without ever allocating a dime.

ICO Impact Group provides a solution to these conflicts to attract better investment opportunities by encouraging all companies to add social impact components to their business plans.  We will re-frame your organization as Socially Impactful/Sustainable: Investment, Company, Non-Profit, Token, ICO, etc…

We will obtain 3rd party attestation and most importantly collateral evidence of your organization’s commitment to social and environmental good.   

The process is quite simple.

 

IMPACT CERTIFICATION PROCESS

  1. Will review your business model and alignment with the GIIN (https://thegiin.org/) standards as defined below

  2. Your Impact White Paper is assembled, reviewed and approved by you for distribution

  3. We will create an investment listing page where all your due diligence materials are housed.  That link can be sent to investors to review your opportunity.

  4. We will announce your certification to our entire database of contacts.

  5. We will announce your certification to our 30,000 LinkedIn contacts.

  6. We will announce your certification to our entire Impact Media list which includes Google News, Bloomberg, 150+  ‘social impact’ focused websites, social media, and 250,000+ people who have specifically opted in for news like this.

  7. We will distribute an article to the entire Family Office Network contact list, featuring the client on the front page of FON’s weekly newsletter (seen by over 80K investors, foundations, endowments, single and multi-family offices)

 

STEPS

  1. Please send the following to certification@icoimpact.co
    • Your Articles of Incorporation
    • Your Whitepaper (even if not entirely complete yet),
    • Executive Summary
  2. Please include at least 1 sentence how your company impacts the areas below.  (Enter 'none' or skip those you don't impact)   Fill this into the form below and press submit!

Examples:

  • Access to education
    Our company is a central, sponsored marketplace for medical information for patients available on mobile, something that has not existed before.
     

  • Health Improvement
    In using our platform the community will have the opportunity for greatly improved health outcomes because we include the patient’s family and doctors, as well as other patients with similar conditions, in a social conversation.  Research has shown that in patients with cancer, for example, well being and outcomes are improved by 10%.

Think broadly.  Be as verbose as you like.  If you do not think you impact an area, skip it.  We will work with you to hone everything you supply for inclusion in your Impact White Paper. 

GIIN Standard Areas of Impact

- Access to clean water and sanitation
- Access to education
- Access to energy
- Access to financial services
- Access to information
- Affordable housing
- Agricultural productivity
- Capacity building
- Community development
- Conflict resolution
- Disease-specific prevention and mitigation
- Employment generation
- Equality and empowerment
- Food security
- Generate funds for charitable giving
- Health improvement
- Human rights protection or expansion
- Income/productivity growth
- Biodiversity conservation
- Energy and fuel efficiency
- Natural resources conservation
- Pollution prevention & waste management
- Sustainable energy
- Sustainable land use

 

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Do you help provide access to clean water and sanitation? If so please detail it here. If not please leave it blank.

 

Please submit the form above and then be sure to send your articles of incorporation, white paper (even if not complete yet), and executive summary to certification@icoimpact.co

Give us a little time to get back to you.  Impact White Papers as a general rule take about 3 weeks from start to finish.