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The Future of
Cities, Communities,
& Companies
After 2020 

Recent events have caused thousands of leading civic and business leaders to call for a redesign of our economic system that uses the best of capitalism (while leaving the worst behind) to create communities and cities that are fully inclusive, more resilient, and economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL residents. 

What most of then are unaware of is that twelve years ago we started designing Impact Economics, which is a self-funding, community-based economic model that achieves all of the above and more while turning entitlement into empowerment. Having just completed a 6-year, in community live pilot in Charleston, SC, we have now proven beyond any doubt that the model works, and it could not be a better time to start scaling it across the country. 

This website provides in-depth detail of how Impact Economics works, it's genesis, and how every stakeholder and segment within a community benefits. We believe the quote below sums it all up. 

"As the world starts to talk about developing new community based economic systems using inclusive capitalism, In Place Impact has already done it. Furthermore, they have tested their model of Impact Economics for almost a decade, proven that it works, and are giving 6,000 people the opportunity to deploy it in their own communities"

~ Lawrence Bloom

Secretary-General, Be Earth, 

A United Nations IGO

If the first half of 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we must expedite the rate at which we make our cities, communities, and corporations more inclusive and resilient. No longer can we ignore any segment of society or stakeholder group within a community, and we must stop leaving it to happenchance that a positive impact for one segment results in a positive impact for all other segments.

 

Twelve years ago, the Founder of our company chose to make it his mission to develop a new, self-funding economic model where he insisted that inclusion for every community segment and stakeholder was paramount, where every stakeholder would benefit, where when one benefits all benefit, and where empowerment replaces entitlement.  He further insisted that the model had to be placed-based, driven by inclusive capitalism and that it be implemented by people living in the communities that wanted to adopt it. We invite you to learn more about him and his work here, Stuart Williams.

 

After two successful, real-word pilots (the latter lasting almost 6-years in Charleston, SC), we are now introducing Impact Economics to the world, and not a moment too soon.

 

Impact Economics helps communities become fully inclusive and far more resilient resulting in places that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL residents. Once adopted and embedded, Impact Economics empowers any resident to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable community and future.

 

It does this by helping:

 

  • Corporations to increase revenues, profits, brand equity values, and employee and customer retention rates while driving positive impact on their employees, communities, and the natural environments that surround them

  • City/municipal/state governments to create communities that are socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable for all residents and, to help businesses expand while hiring people from their marginalized community segments

  • Educational institutions to embed and expand Impact Studies via the award-winning ImpactX class and syllabus

  • Students to help them design for-profit innovations purposed to solve community-based social, environmental, and economic problems

  • ALL community residents to be empowered to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable future

  • Impact entrepreneurs to build innovations purposed to Make a Profit While Making a Difference

  • Impact investors to find and fund community born Impact Innovations

  • Not-for-profits to help with their financial and human asset requirements

  • Marginalized community segments to increase economic vibrancy within them, thereby starting the eradication of the effects of poverty

 

Once established, Impact Economics allows for the natural flow of increased economic vibrancy through the entire community ecosystem. Our work is based on a two-year global study, a summary of which we invite you to review here.

 

What has been tried to date has not worked and hence it is time for a new model, one that carries the best of capitalism forward, while adding new innovations to it and leaving the worst of it behind.

 

Welcome to In Place Impact and Impact Economics, there may never have been a more important time in many of our lives to embrace change and we are here to help you make it in any way we can.

Impact Economics

An economy where all stakeholders are represented. Proven initiatives are implemented for each to benefit, but when one “benefits” it is not left to happenchance that ALL “benefit”.

 

Every resident has the opportunity to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable future.

EI : Educational Institutions
S : Students
CR : ALL Community Residents
IE : Impact Entrepreneurs
II : Impact Investors
CO : Corporations
NFP : Not for Profits
G : Governments
CS : ALL Community Segments

Who We Work With

Corporations


Over the next 50 years, the futures highest and most sustainable corporate profits will be delivered by leaders who embrace the principles of Leadership and Management through the lens of Profit and Purpose. Additionally, the world's greatest accumulation of wealth will be built by people who innovate solutions for the social and environmental problems faced by humanity. If we wish to build communities that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL of their residents we must:

  • Change the narrative about capitalism and businesses in relation to the huge amount of good they do in our communities
  • Stop the demonization of the top and the bottom of the socio-economic demographic pyramid
  • Use Impact Economics to ensure that all community stakeholders benefit from enhanced financial, social, and environmental profits
We provide corporations with the information, knowledge, tools, contacts, and leadership and management strategies required to embed the imperative of purpose and profit within their organizations. The results are:
  • Improved Top Line, Bottom Line, and Gross Margin Results
  • Higher Client Acquisition and Retention Rates
  • Better ROIs and Response Rates on Cause Marketing Campaigns
  • Lower Employee Turnover
  • Better Brand and Equity Values
  • Attract the Best and Brightest Talent
  • Build New and Valuable NGO, Corporate, and Community Collaborations
  • Effective Environmental Stewardship
In Place Impact can also:
  • Make your business part of your community's Impact Economics model
  • Accredit your company as a business that is part of an Impact Economics ecosystem
  • Use our proprietary "Corporate Impact Index" tool to accredit you as having embraced Leadership and Management through the lens of Profit for Purpose
  • Provide you with Impact Economics Certified outsourced CSR Officers




Communities & Residents


Impact Economics Certified Consultants work with community leaders to help their specific segments become socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable for all of their residents. In Place Impact also offers the following free and 100% inclusive resources to all residents within ccommunities that adopt Impact Economics:

  • Impact Entrepreneurship Classes
  • Impact Incubators & Accelerators
  • Access to Community- Based Impact Investors
  • Internship and Full-Time Work Opportunities




City, Municipal, and National Governments


Impact Economics has been designed to help any community become economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL of its residents. In Place Impact helps countries and communities:

  • Use Impact Economics to create communities that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for all residents
  • Provide every citizen with at least the opportunity to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable future
  • Drive positive impact for ALL community stakeholders and segments
  • Become accredited as Impact Economics Certified
  • Use In Place Impact's "City Impact index" to identify areas that need improvement and to improve them
  • Contract with outsourced Impact Economics Certified CSR Officers




Foundations


In Place Impact provides Foundations with the ability to embed Impact Economics within communities of their choice. In Place Impact can also:

  • Train and certify Foundation staff in Impact Economics
  • Provide outsourced Impact Economics Certified CSR Officers




Educational Institutions & Students


Educational Institutions and Students are important stakeholders within the communities they are based in. In Place Impact works with educational institutions to create Centers for Impact Studies that are:

  • Self-funding
  • Designed to leverage "Consequential Learning"
  • Embrace accredited classes on Impact Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, Impact Leadership & Management, Impact Measurement, Cause Marketing, and Integrated Reporting
For an example, please visit " Our Impact". In Place Impact does all of the above while also:
  • Providing outsourced Impact Economics Certified CSR Officers
  • Accrediting an educational institution as being part of an community-based Impact Economics ecosystem




Private Family Offices


At this point, most global families of wealth have heard of, or been introduced too, Impact Investing and Impact Entrepreneurship. Less known, is that the fundamental cornerstone of Impact, "Making A Profit While Making A Difference", can be used to enhance generational (G) bonding, and make succession planning more efficient and effective.

Given that the Impact Investing community asks so much of families of wealth, it is not time that it also gives back to them in ways that are meaningful? After all, if we want to live in a win/win society, it must be inclusive, i.e. Bottom-Up, Middle-Out, and Top-Down.

The Impact Family Institute to provide private retreats for multiple generations of families to bond together over a shared passion and purpose, while launching for-profit innovations purposed to help their country's attain the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, "The SDG's". In so doing, the retreats provide the youngest family members with an entire immersion in the pillars of Impact, including Impact Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, Impact Leadership and Management (a huge asset for future business leaders), and Impact Measurement.

Please visit Impact Families for more details




Impact Entrepreneurs & Impact Investors


Impact Entrepreneurs and Impact Investors are becoming cornerstones of the foundation required to build sustainable communities. Impact Economics embraces the necessity to build and nurture Impact focused community ecosystems by:

  • Bringing accredited and award winning Impact Entrepreneurship classes into schools
  • Holding free Impact Entrepreneurship classes for community residents
  • Managing free community-based Impact Incubators
  • Creating "Impact Day" events that are educational platforms for local Impact Investors. These events are donated to one or more schools within a community
  • Developing investment opportunity, "zero choke point" conduits between student and resident innovations and local Impact Investors




PE & VC Firms


In Place Impact works with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds to help the leaders of their portfolio companies create greater equity value by embracing Profit & Purpose Leadership & Management strategies. In Place Impact is the only company in the world that can:

  • Use its proprietary "Corporate Impact Index" to help a portfolio company:
- Achieve the highest revenues, profits, brand equities and values, and employee and customer retention rates - Drive the most profound positive impact on their communities and the environment; and - Hire the best and brightest talent
  • Accredit a portfolio company as being Impact Economics Certified
  • Embed a portfolio company into its community Impact Economics Certified Ecosystem
  • Contract with outsourced Impact Economics Certified CSR Officers
  • Raise Impact focused capital




Not for Profits


In Place Impact helps not-for-profits by:

  • Embedding them in a community based Impact Economics Ecosystem
  • Providing them with the opportunity to contract with outsourced Impact Economics Certified CSR Officers
  • Accrediting them as part of an Impact Economics Certified ecosystem
We can also help with:
  • Fund raising
  • The transition from compete to collaborate and from transact to transform
  • Cause marketing
  • Obtaining community-based volunteers





Visit us in Charleston, SC to See it Live 

 "To date, most initiatives have been driven by philanthropy or government programs, hence we have been fighting economics with charity.

That is a battle that at least as of 2020 cannot be won"

Charleston SC is the epicenter for Impact Economics, and after a 6 year real-world, live-test pilot, we are now scaling the program across the world. 

In Charleston, Impact Economics provides the following community stakeholders with a seat at the "circular economy table":

  • Educational Institutions

  • Students

  • Impact Entrepreneurs

  • Impact Investors

  • Corporations

  • Not-for-profits

  • City, Municipal, State, and National Governments

  • ALL Community Residents

  • ALL Community segments

  • The Environment


We are using Inclusive Capitalism to create a community-based (in place) economy where:

  • Economic vibrancy is increased in each and every segment of a community

  • Corporations become more profitable

  • People are empowered to create a better quality of life

  • The effects of poverty begin to be eradicated purely through the use of business and economics 

  • Every community resident can participate in and personally benefit from the drive to create a sustainable future

  • Not a single entity is asked to donate anything

  • Capital flow chokepoints are unlocked

  • No segments within the community are demonized 

  • Every community segment has a direct "line of sight" to the others so that misleading narratives can be changed

  • Communities can become economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for all residents

  • Everything is done In-Place, and the beneficial results remain In-Place

  • Increases in economic vibrancy remain In-Place

  • Local people build their own companies to help every stakeholder within their communities

  • Success is politically agnostic, and it is not left to happenchance that all stakeholders and every socioeconomic segment of a community benefit

Impact Economics helps communities become economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for ALL of its residents. 

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A Global Footprint
With Local Impact
Impact Economics is designed to annually deliver (if viewing on desktop hover over each box):
500,000
60,000
$2B
SDGs
2.5m
$600m
2,000
All Achieved Through Business and Economics 
An Empowerment Economic
Model for Everyone
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