Innovative Investment Structures for Innovative Business Models
Stu Fram, RSF Social Finance
The lines are blurring between nonprofits with scalable revenue models and for-profit social enterprises. Cookie-cutter investment structures with pre-determined and inflexible repayment terms are proving inadequate for many capital recipients. As a result, it is more important than ever for investors and investees to work collaboratively to both understand each other’s needs and maximize impact. This is especially true when the recipient of capital has a high-growth nonprofit model. A growing toolbox of investment structures is being developed to prioritize the integrity of hybrid enterprises’ missions. This panel will explore challenges, opportunities, and case studies, centering on revenue participation agreements and other structures created to support long-term impact.
blended finance, climate change, nonprofits, Regenerative Finance
Marty Pickett, Managing Director and Trustee, Rocky Mountain Institute Matt Evans, Managing Director, WattTime Nicole Etchart, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, NESsT Stu Fram, Senior Associate, RSF Social Finance