News & Events

02
May
2013

The “Original Sin”: Why Impact Investing is Getting Stuck, and How We Can Fix It.

The “Original Sin”: Why Impact Investing is Getting Stuck, and How We Can Fix It.

Liquidity is where most impact investing gets stuck—investors often won’t invest upfront because they don’t see liquidity options even in successful companies; at the same time, companies that do have “liquidity events” often worry impact investors because they lose mission. Ross Baird, Executive Director of Village Capital shares his thoughts on how early stage impact investments can be structured to avoid the liquidity challenge.