CommonGood News

May 1st, 2018

Commongood securities announces the addition of Mike kinney as Executive Vice President of Capital Markets

CommonGood Securities, a broker-dealer wholly owned by CommonGood Capital, recently added Mike Kinney as Executive Vice President of Capital Markets.

April 12th, 2018

Financial Services Firm Raising Capital for Funds Investing in the Common Good Cleared for operations by FINRA

CommonGood Securities, a broker-dealer wholly owned by CommonGood Capital, was recently cleared for operations by FINRA. CommonGood Securities will be initially focused on the Independent Registered Investment Advisor and Family Office markets, and will be servicing the growing demand for values-based and socially responsible investments among advisors and their clients........

December 21st, 2017

The DI Wire - Former CNL Execs Launch Impact Investments Firm

Former CNL veterans Jeff Shafer and his brother Jonathan Shafer have launched CommonGood Capital, a financial services firm that focuses on raising capital for impact investments. Jeff Shafer is the former president of CNL Securities, while Jonathan Shafer previously served as a senior vice president of fund management at CNL Financial Group.

December 6th, 2017

Financial Services Start-up Raising Capital for Funds Focused on the Common Good

CommonGood Capital, a financial services firm that started in April, 2017, is beginning to see increased investment flows into a private investment fund that invests in manufactured home communities......


Industry News

February 5th, 2018

NREI - How Public-Private Partnerships May Provide the Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis

Affordable workforce housing continues to be an immediate and growing need in the United States.  Public-Private partnerships may provide one path to a solution for the millions of Americans struggling to find safe and affordable housing.

According to NREI, a successful partnership can enhance the lives of residents and may be able to achieve the “double bottom line” of creating meaningful impact while driving strong, stable cash flows and returns to investors.

January 17th, 2018

VOX - Blackrock wants companies to “serve a social purpose”

Larry Fink announced to investee CEOs in his annual letter that the investment giant is charting a new course, one that deliberately addresses companies serving a “social purpose”, marking a potential shift from BlackRock’s historical stance. While the letter provides insight as to what this new direction may entail, questions remain. 

December 29th, 2017

Barron's - 2018 Sneak Peek: What to Expect of Impact Investing

Impact investing is coming off of a strong year in 2017 with alternative investment companies such as TPG and Bain Capital making forays into the impact space with their respective impact focused funds, the $2 billion TPG Rise Fund and the $390 million Bain Capital Double Impact Fund respectively. Now the question is what does the new year hold for the impact investing industry? 

Barron's asked four impact-oriented executives at major firms for their 2018 industry expectations.  

November 25th, 2017

the economist - Sustainable investment joins the mainstream

As demand for responsible and sustainable investing continues to swell, especially among millennials inheriting and accumulating wealth, firms are scrambling to connect their capital with socially-responsible investment opportunities and products. This trend shows no signs of slowing and here are a few of the key reasons why, according to The Economist .