Month: September 2014

Seven forms of patient capital

Patient capital can be described as long-term capital where the investor does not expect a quick profit and results but forgoes the immediate return for a more substantial result such as social impact.  For financial investors patient capital sits between traditional venture capital and traditional philanthropy; between development and foreign direct investment. Earlier this month …

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Where are we going?

IBEC Leadership Team: Larry Sharp, James Mayer, Gwen Rapp, Gary Willett and Robert Bush It is a good thing for every person and every organization to periodically step back, assess who they are, what they have accomplished in the past, and where they are going in the future.  The Leadership Team of IBEC Ventures, led …

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What are some examples of Triple Bottom Line Kingdom businesses?

The last three blogs have highlighted the Triple Bottom Line of a BAM (Business as Mission) business. The goal is to be profitable and sustainable The business creates jobs and other community value Spiritual capital is created –  Kingdom values and a pathway to following Jesus I find it helpful to have practical models which …

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A BAM business creates jobs

Last week we began a three-part series on the Triple Bottom Line of Business as Mission (BAM).1 The first bottom line was that every business has a goal of profitability and sustainability.  The second bottom line is the creation of value, particularly job creation. Mike Baer, in referencing the Kingdom of God, understands that the …

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