What are the organizational legal structures and investment vehicles that are needed? What policies and regulatory changes would unleash growth, and how can we imagine and garner the support needed? How can policy bring new participants to the table who have been excluded?

Over the next few months, each working group will refine the scope of the project and announce the project's initial deliverables at SOCAP17 in San Francisco. Throughout the project, we will post updates, notes, and reports from each working group to give interested parties insight on how the project is progressing. Accordingly, some of the notes posted will not be fully fledged out ideas, concepts, or recommendations, but rather broad discussion points. 


launch event discussion leaders

Holly Ensign-Barstow, Manager, Mission Alignment at B Lab

Holly Ensign-Barstow, Manager, Mission Alignment at B Lab

Fran Seegull, Executive Director, The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance

Fran Seegull, Executive Director, The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance

Lara Metcalf, Managing director, Social Finance

Lara Metcalf, Managing director, Social Finance

 
 
 

Notes: 6.19.17 - GCP Launch Event

Below are the key notes from the first Legal Structures & Policy working session of the Good Capital Project.

Major themes

  • What is the role of government for aligning capital with good at all levels?

  • How can we encourage policies that bridge market gaps?

  • How to move away from short-termism?

  • The need to create access to capital for minority households. Can SBA community advantage program be improved?

  • What is the role for credit enhancement to enter markets?

  • We need good capital exit policies.

Key Questions

  1. How do we create policies to incentivize and activate private capital and products in underfunded markets and vehicles?

    • How do we increase, and democratize the supply of capital sources?

    • Who needs to be in the room to make that happen?

      • Suppliers and users of capital

      • Product design group- to identify policy barriers/legal policy work that could

        support it

  2. How do we create policies to incentivize and activate structural changes that can encourage and support local entrepreneurs, economies, and markets?

    • How do we help local communities build connectivity with capital suppliers?