Impact Investing

Challenging the
False Narrative

LOHAS’ mission is not only to drive more capital into impact investments, but also to challenge the false narrative that investments delivering real social or environmental benefits cannot yield market-rate (or greater) returns.

We help clients tell a compelling story that educates, inspires, and engages both the committed impact investment community as well as still-hesitant traditional investors, and then LOHAS develops outreach strategies for identified target audiences.

Questions LOHAS Helps Address:

Is your venture delivering social or environmental impact but not telling a story that would engage impact-minded investors, customers, or partners?

Do you lack a strategic plan for engaging supporters?

How can you best deliver a compelling profit + impact story?

Are there untapped sources of capital that might be appropriate for your venture?

How will you measure impact to satisfy investor expectations pre- and post-investment?

“Let’s get real – individual investors have no sway in the public markets. The place where individual investors can have the most impact – by far – is in providing direct growth capital to private companies and social enterprises.  Instead [we are] giving investors an (arguably) false sense of doing good through ESG funds…”

– Don Shaffer, former CEO, RSF Social Finance

Leveraging an Accepted Framework

LOHAS ensures that the impact being delivered by its clients is clear to prospective investors by directly tying intended achievements to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Asset Classes

Impact Investment Asset Classes

Direct private equity

Direct private equity

Direct private equity

0%

Real estate (e.g. green buildings, affordable housing)

Real estate (e.g. green buildings, affordable housing)

Real estate (e.g. green buildings, affordable housing)

0%

Private equity funds

Private equity funds

Private equity funds

0%

Infrastructure (e.g. renewables, public transportation)

Infrastructure (e.g. renewables, public transportation)

Infrastructure (e.g. renewables, public transportation)

0%

Direct private debt

Direct private debt

Direct private debt

0%

Public Equity

Public Equity

Public Equity

0%

Private debt funds

Private debt funds

Private debt funds

0%

Cash & cash equivalents

Cash & cash equivalents

Cash & cash equivalents

0%

Public debt

Public debt

Public debt

0%

Source: The UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2019

Investment Sectors

Impact Investment Sectors

Education

Education

Education

0%

Agriculture & Food

Agriculture & Food

Agriculture & Food

0%

Energy & Resource Efficiency

Energy & Resource Efficiency

Energy & Resource Efficiency

0%

Health care and wellness

Health care and wellness

Health care and wellness

0%

Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

0%

Housing & Community Development

Housing & Community Development

Housing & Community Development

0%

Sustainable consumer products

Sustainable consumer products

Sustainable consumer products

0%

Job creation

Job creation

Job creation

0%

Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment

0%

Access to finance

Access to finance

Access to finance

0%

Sustainable infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure

0%

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

0%

Source: The UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2019

DAFs

Total Number of Donor-Advised Fund Accounts

2019

873,228
0

2018

731,607
0

2017

429,514
0

2016

289,787
0

2015

272,781
0

Total Assets in Donor-Advised Funds ($B)

Total Assets in Donor-Advised Funds ($B)

2019

141.94
0

2018

122.18
0

2017

112.16
0

2016

86.45
0

2015

77.24
0

Source: 2020 Donor-Advised Fund Report, National Philanthropic Trust

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Asset Classes

Impact Investing Asset Classes

Impact Investing Asset Classes

Impact Investing Asset Classes

Direct private equity

Direct private equity

Direct private equity

0%

Real estate (e.g. green buildings)

Real estate (e.g. green buildings)

Real estate (e.g. green buildings, affordable housing)

0%

Private equity funds

Private equity funds

Private equity funds

0%

Infrastructure (e.g., public transportation)

Infrastructure (e.g., public transportation)

Infrastructure (e.g., public transportation)

0%

Direct private debt

Direct private debt

Direct private debt

0%

Public Equity

Public Equity

Public Equity

0%

Private debt funds

Private debt funds

Private debt funds

0%

Cash & cash equivalents

Cash & cash equivalents

Cash & cash equivalents

0%

Public debt

Public debt

Public debt

0%

Source: The UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2019

Investment Sectors

Impact Investing Sectors

Impact Investing Sectors

Impact Investing Sectors

Education

Education

Education

0%

Agriculture & Food

Agriculture & Food

Agriculture & Food

0%

Energy & Resource Efficiency

Energy & Resource Efficiency

Energy & Resource Efficiency

0%

Health care and wellness

Health care and wellness

Health care and wellness

0%

Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

0%

Housing & Community Development

Housing & Community Development

Housing & Community Development

0%

Sustainable consumer products

Sustainable consumer products

Sustainable consumer products

0%

Job creation

Job creation

Job creation

0%

Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment

0%

Access to finance

Access to finance

Access to finance

0%

Sustainable infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure

0%

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

0%

Source: The UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2019

Source: The UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2019

Source: The UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2019

DAFs 1

Donor-Advised Funds

Total Number of Donor-Advised Fund Accounts

2019

873,228
0

2018

731,607
0

2017

429,514
0

2016

289,787
0

2015

272,781
0

Source: 2020 Donor-Advised Fund Report, National Philanthropic Trust

DAFs 2

Donor-Advised Funds

Total Assets in Donor-Advised Funds ($B)

Total Assets in Donor-Advised Funds ($B)

2019

141.94
0

2018

122.18
0

2017

112.16
0

2016

86.45
0

2015

77.24
0

Source: 2020 Donor-Advised Fund Report, National Philanthropic Trust

“Investors have been thinking for decades on how to get harmful things out of their portfolios, but [impact investing] is about proactively investing in solutions. It is that much more intentional step about investing in things like climate change directly.”

 

– Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network

Some Areas of Focus of Our Clients

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Women-founded/led organizations

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Climate change mitigation

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Healthcare issues and access

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Infrastructure resiliency

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Social impact entertainment

Sustainable real estate

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Place-based initiatives

Clean energy and water

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Financial inclusion

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Ocean health

Affordable housing

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Wildlife and nature conservation

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Fair senior housing

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Sustainable food and agriculture

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Racial equity and social justice

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Eco-tourism

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Education

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Clean transportation

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Financial Literacy

Sustainable waste management

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Women-founded/led organizations

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Healthcare issues and access

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Social impact entertainment

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Place-based initiatives

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Financial inclusion

Affordable housing

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Fair senior housing

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Racial equity and social justice

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Education

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Financial Literacy

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Climate change mitigation

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Infrastructure resiliency

Sustainable real estate

Clean energy and water

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Ocean health

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Wildlife and nature conservation

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Sustainable food and agriculture

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Eco-tourism

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Clean transportation

Sustainable waste management

Engage Investors in Impact

LOHAS helps chart a course for attracting not only the impact investment community but also family offices and other parties that may have historically stood on the impact investing sidelines. Contact us to learn how.

The data is irrefutable that impact investing is not merely a “trend” but rather an irreversible change in perspectives that is encompassing investors of every age, gender, and nationality. LOHAS helps its clients tap into this growing investor desire to support people and planet when seeking profit.

From strategic direction to optimal messaging and positioning to deal preparation to campaign development to market building and (if needed) to fundraising, LOHAS helps guide its impact clients along their paths to success.

LOHAS works with a variety of clients on activities most relevant to them, customizing each engagement to meet their needs; but we also focus heavily on key areas and strategies that reflect our team’s expertise and more effectively enable our clients’ aspirations.

There a growing variety of parties delivering both profit and impact – from companies to funds to projects and productions – and LOHAS works with each to support their specific needs, developing customized campaign strategies and providing hands-on implementation.

Whether keynoting or moderating family office, impact investing, or social impact entertainment conferences, contributing to leading publications, or delivering or participating in webinars or podcasts or providing interviews on key industry topics, the LOHAS team helps drive public discourse on investment delivering both profit and impact.

LOHAS’ deep industry knowledge and relationships expand investment options and help build supportive partner relationships that increase the efficacy and benefits of your venture to investors.