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.
As a member, investors receive a private profile that allows them to save investment opportunities, be alerted when new opportunities post that fit their investment mission and make initial contact and exchange information with those seeking capital. Investors always make the first move.
Impact Cleveland is open to institutional or individual investors able and interested in committing at least $500,000 to impact investing. Investors should be willing to be contacted occasionally by the consortium partners for general information about their experience in the portal. This will help continuously improve the portal and generate collective feedback for those seeking capital.
The consortium finance team reviews investor applications against our minimum criteria for inclusion. (See above.)