Entries by Jonny Newburgh

Urging the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote In-Favor of HB230, the Georgia Benefit Corporation Act

May 17, 2019 By: Jeff Woodward, Steering Committee, Georgia Social Impact Collaborative   The Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee disappointed the social impact community in failing to vote in favor of HB230, the Georgia Benefit Corporation Act. Benefit Corporations are Georgia businesses that incorporate the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit for […]

Atlanta’s Creative Financing for Green Projects

April 26, 2019 Funded in part by a grant through the Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovative Financing program, Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM) recently raised $14M to provide storm water improvements in the Proctor Creek Watershed. Only the second Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) in the country – following one by DC Water in Washington, DC – […]

What If We Only Paid for Success?

How can nonprofits create sustainable programming? How can impact investors ensure scalability? How can governments spread dollars furthers to actually fix social issues? Pay for Success answers all three questions at once. Pay For Success (PFS), a financing mechanism that allows public entities to pay only for successful outcomes – according to pre-determined measures. Outside […]

Georgia’s Social Impact Map Goes Live

ATLANTA – October 4, 2018 – Nearly two years after hatching the idea, a collaborative of community leaders announces the launch of the Georgia Social Impact Map, an interactive platform designed to connect and educate stakeholders interested in accelerating impact investing for social outcomes. Intended as a resource for communities around the state, the Map […]