A real assets investment company, a cattle ranch, and a community-development bank all share the dream of turning western forests into carbon sinks and riding the whole thing to the bank.
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The SOCAP panel “Looking Beyond Venture Capital: Understanding the Need for Alternative Deal Structures,” explored other types of capital that could be more appropriate for social enterprises beyond VC or straight debt.
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, warns: “Evaluate your investors very carefully. If you don’t choose the right investors and or partners, there will be a steep price to pay. Your dream and your company can be shattered.”
3p correspondent Heidi Travis attended the SXSW Social Good Hub and spoke with Rachel Hutchisson, the VP of corporate citizenship and philanthropy for Charleston-based, socially-progressive Blackbaud.
The owners of small- and medium-sized green businesses may hope for a higher price when they opt to sell because of their exceptional brand value or reputation. But they will be disappointed unless they can make a clear business case to potential buyers according to accepted valuation methods. Here are some factors green business owners should be tracking.
As baby boomer business owners retire and want to sell, there is a unique opportunity for a massive transition of privately-held companies to employee ownership, said Marjorie Kelly, senior fellow and executive vice president of the Democracy Collaborative.