Author Archives: Iiro Niemi

Last part of the 1st round of interviews: Deals and Companies

Good Capital, the previous fund, has invested among others in fair trade companies. What can be learnt from the experience so far? Kevin tells us: 

Next, Kevin presents another example of the kind of deals that the fund wants to make in the future.

So, how do these people actually find those potential companies to invest in and based on what criteria? Shaun gives us an answer:

Interview series takes a look at resilience

This post is a follow up to the first highlights from the interviews introduced last week. Before deals and companies next week, let’s take a look at resilience, especially of socio-ecological systems.

Resilience is one of the key constructs that the fund draws on. The Stockholm Resilience Center, one of our partners, offers deep experience measuring holistic impact and their 9 planetary boundaries for resilience inform our selection of investment opportunities and risk analysis.

Kevin tells us how he sees resilience: 

Shaun’s view on resilience and it’s usefulness as a framework: 

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Happy New Year 2014!

New regular interview series starts today!

Recently I interviewed Shaun Paul and Kevin Jones, who are going to establish a new impact investment fund next year. They are both prominent figures in the fields of social capital markets, social entrepreneurship and impact investing, and extremely interesting people to get to know. This site is meant to facilitate dialogue and discussion with partners, larger community and those who are interested in investing in resilience and building both biological and cultural diversity. First highlights from the interviews are presented below.

To start out, let’s let Kevin introduce himself, the diverse ecosystem he lives in and why he actually keeps doing all those things: 

The field of impact investing is not mature yet, but it’s developing at a rapid pace. Here’s Shaun’s take on the current state of the industry and how the framework of resilience fits into the picture.

There are indeed very exciting times ahead in 2014! In the last clip of these first highlights, Shaun looks to the next year and what kind of investors and additional partners we’re looking for to join us.

Thanks for reading and watching! After Christmas we will take a deeper look at resilience. So check back next week or follow us on Twitter.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below or contact BioCulturalResilience@gmail.com. Happy Holidays and stay tuned!