On November 8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, five groups will face off in a “Shark Tank”-style tournament in which the winner gets $100,000 in investment capital. But the point isn’t just to get rich—or simply get a nice return on the money. The five contestants making pitches are organizations dedicated to projects with a positive social impact, such as building affordable housing, providing healthy food in food deserts, and creating jobs for ex-offenders. And the point isn’t to pick winners and losers, but to showcase the number of top-notch impact-investing opportunities in central Indiana. IBJ’s Hayleigh Colombo has more on the Sagamore Institute’s Commonwealth Indiana program—your host for the pitch show—and its mission to fight poverty by increasing the number of impact-investing deals in the area. Click here to read the article.
In the summer, the Indiana Chamber BizVoice magazine interviewed Jay Hein, president of Sagamore Institute. In this guest column feature, Hein shares about the vision of social impact investing as the new corporate citizenship and the upcoming venture competition taking place at the 4th annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship on November 8. Click here to read the article.
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