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& Insights

Resources created and curated to support the growth of impact investing, for those new to the field and for experienced practitioners.

Seth Goldman

“Addressing economic imbalances with fair trade practices around the world has always been a high priority for us.”

The Challenge

Through his company, Honest Tea, Seth Goldman has supported issues such as diet, health, and sustainable agriculture for many years.  When his success as an entrepreneur enabled Seth and his wife to be philanthropists, it was important to them to find smart ways to use their giving to increase economic opportunity and promote social justice.

The Solution

The Goldmans opened an ImpactAssets Donor Advised Fund account, and now advise on individual grants to organizations like Bethesda Green and Urban Alliance that align with their vision for a more equitable and sustainable world.  In addition to grants, they also recommend investments to early-stage mission-driven businesses that reflect the Goldmans’ values and philanthropic goals in addition to having competitive financial returns.

The Impact with ImpactAssets

After working closely with Seth on a variety of early-stage impact investments, the ImpactAssets team was inspired to launch the Seed Ventures Platform for ImpactAssets Donor Advised Fund clients.  Through the platform, clients can recommend investments of $2500 and up to seed stage social ventures without the hurdles of sourcing, vetting, and negotiating deal terms.

Ready for the next step?

Impact investments are investments made into organizations and funds that generate measurable social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.