This website, mc2 Impact Capital, is a blog by Mark C. Callaway.
After 30 years in the financial services industry — and the last dozen or so focused on investments that can make a social or environmental impact — I decided to formalize my ramblings and share what I continue to learn. I think there might be interest in what I believe will be a fundamental change in the way people choose to invest their money going forward. This blog is purely for discussion and sharing, not for doing business or giving investment advice.
What’s largely missing from various blogs, it seems, is thought leadership on the changing trends from Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing to the current Social, Responsible and Impact Investing. As an advisor to clients who are interested in reflecting their values in their investment portfolios, I spend a lot of time reading books and doing independent research in this area. And I’ve seen and am seeing continual evolution.
I believe investors have a choice. They can choose to embrace those organizations that promote the combination of Social Capital + Investment Capital = Impact Capital. I also believe the approach approach of embracing responsible organizations will continue to gather steam and, in fact, be instrumental to the way that all of us can choose to invest. Integrated Reporting, which is the integration of traditional annual reporting on financial performance with reporting on societal and environmental performance, will be mandated in the near future.
My intent is to document these changes as they happen and to continue to do so in the years ahead.
To be clear, mc2 Impact Capital does not offer investment advice or recommend companies or organizations. It is not a business. It is a blog that (hopefully) starts conversations and serves as a valuable resource for those who want to learn about Impact Capital and related topics.
I thank you for stopping by, and I encourage you to click around, comment on posts, send me ideas for other posts — and visit as many of the linked websites, papers and articles in the Resources section as you can. It’s good stuff.