“The Sketch May Have Taken Me Five Minutes, But the Learning Took Me 30 Years”
~ Pablo Picasso
Making A Profit While Making A Difference
Twenty-seven years ago, our father co-created the global platform of "Making A Profit While Making A Difference" for which he was awarded a Trademark. Today, more commonly known as "Profit and Purpose" or "Inclusive Capitalism", it is clear to see from examples such as Larry Fink's Letter to CEO's, and the Business Roundtables commitment to value all stakeholders equally, that global business leaders are calling for change. Furthermore, communities and cities must find economic models that are way more inclusive as that is the only way to truly build resiliency. If the first half of 2020 has shown us anything, it is that change is required, and very quickly at that.
Whether our father was 27 years too early or current corporate and civic leadership was 26 years too late is now moot as it appears from Davos2020 and looking at how companies will operate after COVID19, we have all arrived in the same place. However, at In Place Impact we have decades of experience that others simply do not have.
After using the Leadership and Management strategy of Profit and Purpose to create almost $1Billion in realized shareholder value from the companies he started and sold and or worked with, our father has spent the past 12 years designing a new form of inclusive capitalism and economics. The result is Impact Economics, and it is designed to empower everyone to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable future.
In Place Impact is the only organization in the world that uses Impact Economics so that in the normal course of helping ALL community stakeholders achieve and exceed their goals, it naturally helps communities become economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL residents. It is all done through business and economics, no one is asked to give up or donate their gains, and it has a heavy focus on helping communities attain the United Nations SDGs. Furthermore, as factions of our country call for more Profit at the expense of Purpose and vice versa, we know that there is a way to have both.
Impact Economics is founded upon Inclusive Capitalism and it:
Helps business leaders delivery the highest and most sustainable corporate profits while creating increased positive impact for their communities and the environment
Provides ALL other community stakeholders with a seat at the economic table
Drives "wins" for each stakeholder, however when one "wins", they all "win" because in today's world win-lose is actually lose-lose
Increases economic vibrancy throughout all segments of a community
Empowers ALL community residents to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of an inclusive sustainable future
Embraces Impact Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, and Impact Measurement
Removes capital flow choke points
Helps fund the attainment of the SDGs
Uses business and economics to fight poverty
Once it reaches a global scale, Impact Economics has been designed to be the catalyst for following annual impact:
Generating over $2 Billion each year to help fund and expand Impact Studies (consequential learning) and SDG studies in Colleges and Universities
Contributing over $600,000,000 to community-based Impact Investment funds
Teaching 2,000,000 people Impact related studies
Launching 1,000 community built, Impact focused innovations purposed to help attain one or more of the SDG's
Helping 500,000 businesses embrace and benefit from Leadership and Management through the lens of Profit and Purpose
Headquartered in Charleston, SC, and after two successful 5-year pilots, we are now rolling out our model across the world. In order to create the biggest possible "In Place" impact, we have designed a Certification model that aligns with the thesis of "Make A Profit, While Making a Difference".
To Quote Our Father
"What is in our heads will make us marginally dangerous to the status quo, however, what is in our hearts will make us a
global force to be reckoned with".
We are a family business that chose to focus on making a difference. As such, if you are interested in becoming a part of this journey, the first filter you must pass is to be aligned with the passion and purpose of our mission. If that is in your DNA, read our entire website, then visit one of the following:
Our father is still our role model and is still very much leading the charge. If you want to read more about him you can visit his LinkedIn profile, or this recent article on him "The Person Who May Have Improved Capitalism".
Kind regards, Emily, Alexander, and Olivia Williams.
“Stuart Williams is one of the most remarkable people it has ever been my privilege to meet. His uniqueness is his ability to function on all the different levels of Corporate affairs. From vision to strategy from tactics to operation Stuart is "at home". If you have an opportunity to get Stuart to join your team just grab it. And by the way unlike all other reference replies I have written, I am happy to provide the information given above with responsibility. What more can I say.”
Lawrence Bloom, Secretary-General, Be Earth Foundation
"Stuart and his team are masters at Impact Leadership and they deliver beneficial, bottom-line results regardless of the difficulty of the business environment. You want them "in your foxhole" as they will always do the right thing the best way possible to "get the job done."
The consummate professionals, they can be counted on to be truthful and accurate, while having the most fun possible".
Nathan Mobley, III, President, Andover Partners
"Stuart Williams has been a voice for change and the disruption of the status quo of the capital markets for well over 20 years. I have found myself a student of his writings, an investor in his businesses and a disciple of his teachings for over 10 years myself. His dedication to the disruption and disintermediation of the impact space is widespread and his most recent role as impact entrepreneur in residence at the College of Charleston underscores his latest chapter of giving back and educating the next generation of social entrepreneurs.
I am honored to call him a colleague and privileged to call him a friend. His experience in the space and ability to act as a catalyst for convenings is matched only by his vision and willingness to support his community and the next generation. I am an enthusiastic supporter of all of his undertakings personally and professionally."
Jason Britton, Chief Investment Officer & Head Quantitative Thematic Manager, Reflection Analytics
"I have worked with Stuart and his team in different capacities at various companies in the past. They are driven executives committed to excellence in their pursuits. As the Founder, Stuart is a thought-leader and an expert in business execution. Simply stated, he finds a way to make things work. I recommend anyone interested in the impact space to consult with Stuart as a founder and a leader in the industry".
Art Condodina, Private Investor
"Stuart Williams is one of the most passionate and dedicated individuals I have met who has selflessly dedicated himself to helping others develop business concepts that also benefit humanity and the environment. His ceaseless work ethic and depth of knowledge is truly inspiring".
Ian Sanchez, Founder, Grow Purpose
"I was incredibly lucky to have Stuart as a mentor while I was an MBA student at the College of Charleston School of Business. I was immediately drawn in by Stuart’s innate charisma and incredible public speaking ability.
Kelly Muxworthy, Bain Capital