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Submitted by: Investors' Circle - SJF Institute

Categories: Socially Responsible Investing

Posted: Oct 22, 2007 – 05:00 PM EST

 

Investors' Circle Selects Companies to Present at 2007 Fall Venture Fair

Oct. 22 /CSRwire/ - BOSTON, MA - October 22, 2007 - Investors' Circle is pleased to announce the selection of the 20 companies set to present at the upcoming Fall Conference & Venture Fair, November 14-16 at the Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, MA.

Investors' Circle hosts two venture fairs a year where companies who address a social or environmental issue present to over 150 investors who are looking for socially responsible investments. Over the past 15 years, Investors' Circle members have invested over $112 million in 183 deals.

The Investors' Circle network has previously invested in ZipCar, Seahorse Power Company, Niman Ranch, Equal Exchange, Virgin Money USA, Indigenous Designs, TerraCycle and many others. Over 200 companies applied to present at this year's Fall Conference & Venture Fair. Our selection committee has narrowed the field to just 20 presenters, representing the best of scalable, high-impact solutions in areas such as food & organics, health & wellness, and energy & environment. Presenting ventures include:

  • Multi-media company that creates eco-positive lifestyle content for the rapidly growing green consumer market

  • A second generation venture capital fund focused on urban development and long term capital appreciation in the U.S. eastern seaboard

  • A retail-direct, technical outdoor sports apparel and lifestyle clothing company with a focus on corporate social responsibility

  • Commercial producer of flavorful & highly nutritive certified organic heirloom fruits & vegetables

  • A clinical approach to cancer rehabilitation, integrating multiple therapies and applicable across all cancer types

  • Converts waste plastic into structural products and fire retardents to market to the railroad industry and government

  • Developer of proprietary modular ocean current generation ("OCGen(TM)") technology

    TerraCycle's CEO, Tom Szaky said, "I owe endless gratitude to Investor's Circle. Without their programs and investors my young company may not have survived. They are probably the only investor group that focuses entirely on environmental and socially beneficial companies. They realize that there is much more to a company then a bottom line and a profit margin."

    The Investors' Circle Fall Conference will take place November 14-16 at the Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, MA. The Venture Fair on November 15th, open to accredited investors only, will feature 20 early-stage for-profit companies and small funds working to solve social and environmental problems. The Education Day on November 16th is open to all who are interested in exploring effective ways to fund and nurture sustainable businesses. This day will feature a discussion on Emerging Markets: Investing to Serve the Poor and a keynote speech from Jacqueline Novogratz of the Acumen Fund. Engage with breakout session panelists discussing the state of double bottom line investing and enterprise creation in the areas of energy & environment, food & organics, education & media, health & wellness and community & international development.

    About Investors' Circle:

    Investors' Circle was founded in 1992 and is based on the idea of using venture capital - specifically from angel investors, foundations, and venture capitalists oriented toward sustainable businesses - as a powerful catalyst for creating sustainability worldwide. Over the last 15 years, the Investors' Circle network has invested more than $112 million in 183 companies, with even more investments pending since our Spring Conference in San Francisco last May.

  • For more information, please contact:

    Lauren Zagami Investors' Circle
    Phone: 617-566-2600

     

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