Impact will be measured in three primary ways:
The foundation will also make an effort to gather metrics such as investment returns, job creation, new patents, carbon sequestration and other impacts.
The portal is for information and networking purposes only, and due diligence is not conducted by the consortium partners.
Offline due diligence is the responsibility of investors and those seeking capital after their connection in the portal has been made.
Content presented in the portal does not indicate an endorsement by the consortium. The consortium makes no guarantee of performance by investors or those seeking capital.
Impact Cleveland is a critical tool to invite the world to participate in our effort to create positive systemic change through impact investing in our community.
Impact investing helps generate positive social and environmental benefits along with delivering a financial return. As such, impact investments are precisely the form of economic development the consortium desires to bring about in the community.
The portal helps those seeking capital gain a web presence and wider exposure to potential investors through a company profile and the opportunity to list multiple investment opportunities.
Those seeking capital must put forward at least one impact investment in Cuyahoga, Lake, Summit or Geauga counties in Ohio or close proximity to these counties. A fund with an office in these counties would also qualify.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the UN General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030.
The consortium finance team reviews submitted company profiles and investment opportunities against our minimum criteria for inclusion. (See above.)