Thank you all who attended the New Jersey Impact Investing Working Group’s inaugural gathering! Since 2014, the Support Center and Rutgers Business School joined the Office of Faith Based Initiatives in a collaborative effort to build a pipeline of capital for New Jersey social entrepreneurs. The goal was to create a series of “impact investment gatherings” to highlight investment opportunities to for-profit and nonprofit social ventures that are generating financial and social returns. For more background on the initiative, please click here.
On May 4th, five NJ based social enterprises, representing innovative and diverse ventures, had the opportunity to present their business cases and the incredible impact they are having in their communities. The featured social ventures included: AgriArk, Great Goods Thrift Store, P3 Organix, Roebling Kitchen, and Soups and Sweets. Below you’ll find a few of the various perspectives represented at the forum:
Attendees learned about investment, funding, and support opportunities available to help these enterprises increase scale, serve more people and create social change. It also offered the chance to network with other organizations and enterprises addressing a wide range of social and environmental issues throughout NJ.
We look forward to making this a regular convening to continue growing this community. Stay tuned for our future 2016 events. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos captured below!