• The Most Memorable Moments From More Than Profit Season 1

    We had such a great time learning and listening during More Than Profit Season 1. There were so many important topics discussed and lessons learned. Below, you’ll find a couple of my favorite moments of each podcast to remind you of some meaningful conversations or to give you a sneak peek of the episodes if…

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  • New More Than Profit Podcast

    We are excited to announce the launch of a new original podcast from Access Ventures called More Than Profit. You can listen and subscribe today. Here is a sneak peak at Season 1.   The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profits, a doctrine written by Milton Friedman, was published in the…

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  • Our Vision For 2020

    Access Ventures is a catalyst working to build a more inclusive and creative economy and fundamentally believes our current economic system, while good for some, perpetuates exclusion that continues to marginalize the most vulnerable among us. A free market is worth preserving - but every system should strive for better. At Access Ventures, we envision…

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  • How We Make Investment Decisions

    Given our commitment to impact investment, we are often asked about our process of decision making. People tend to wonder if social return and financial return come into conflict. The simple answer is: Yes. However, a clear understanding of our organization's goals acts as an effective mediator in this conflict. So how do we make…

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  • Balancing Competing Concerns in a One-Pocket Portfolio

    In pursuit of a consciously-constructed portfolio, each investment is scored according to its function. Like any investor, we weigh the merits of each investment carefully. Some of these characteristics may seem relatively familiar to traditional investors, such as risk and return profiles, liquidity options, and time horizon. But as a mission-driven investor, we also weigh…

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  • Shelby Park – Five Years In

    We can no longer afford to be thoughtless in our approach to ideas about finance and investment. As a major agent of change, capital drives evolution in global economies as well as in local communities and individual opportunities. But for too long, we have not asked the difficult questions that complex financial systems require, choosing…

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  • Values In Your Public Equity Portfolio

    If you have been a follower of Access Ventures for any amount of time, you have likely heard of our one-pocket investment approach. If you are new to the concept, a one-pocket mindset places your mission at the center of your investment strategy, thus aligning all of your assets to the values that drive your…

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  • Five Questions: Robert Kim

    We talk a lot at Access Ventures about one-pocket investing and what it means for our organization. This vision we have is one that can't be achieved alone. We can’t do it all, no one can. Access Ventures partners with the Caprock Group as financial advocates for our values within the broader asset management system.…

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  • Our Partners in Expanding Access to Capital

    At the heart of the Access Ventures story is access to capital. While our work has expanded, both philosophically and geographically, our Access to Capital initiative is still intrinsic to our mission, creating equitable business opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities. Particularly for entrepreneurs in rural or disadvantaged areas, finding the funds to start or…

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  • Five Questions: Jay Lipman

    At Access Ventures, we strive for 100% mission alignment across all of our investments, including our public portfolio. But how can we know what we are investing in and whether or not it actually aligns or hurts our mission? Is it possible to filter your investments based on your values? The process of creating a public market…

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