CoPeace PBC Announces Strategic Investment in Sustainability Leader, Lost Woods Whiskey Company


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CoPeace PBC Announces Strategic Investment in Sustainability Leader, Lost Woods Whiskey Company

January 24, 2024


DENVER, CO (January 24, 2024) CoPeace PBC, is proud to unveil its latest strategic investment in Lost Woods Whiskey Company, an American Single Malt Whiskey brand committed to producing exceptional whiskey while championing sustainability and positive community impact.

Lost Woods Whiskey Company, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is renowned for crafting high-quality, award-winning spirits. Not only has the company implemented innovative practices to reduce its environmental footprint, including sourcing locally grown ingredients, implementing energy-efficient processes, and actively participating in community initiatives, the Lost Woods’ flagship whiskey also won double Gold at the renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2021 and 2022, and added a Platinum award in 2023. CoPeace’s investment aims to further support Lost Woods Whiskey Company’s growth and its positive impact on both the local community and the broader industry.

“We are excited to welcome Lost Woods Whiskey to the CoPeace family,” said Craig Jonas, CEO and Founder of CoPeace. “Their fervent commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and ethical business practices perfectly aligns with our values. This investment is a testament to our ongoing dedication to building a diverse and impactful portfolio that generates positive returns for both investors and society.”

“I am grateful and excited for Lost Woods Whiskey Company to join the CoPeace family of holdings,” said Tom Schaeppi, Lost Wood Whiskey Company Founder and CEO. “We were meant to work together. This investment will not only fuel our expansion but also enable us to amplify our efforts to make a positive difference in the world. We look forward to a successful and impactful collaboration with CoPeace.”

“I am very excited about the partnership between Lost Woods Whiskey and CoPeace. Pairing an award winning whiskey whose brand ethos is all about making a difference in the world with an organization whose very purpose is to help businesses that will be both financially successful and help create a more sustainable future thrive and grow is simply perfect”. Joel Walters, Board Member Lost Woods Whiskey Company.

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About Lost Woods Whiskey Company
Lost Woods Whiskey Company is celebrated for its premium American single malt whiskey offerings. The company places a strong emphasis on sustainable and ethical practices throughout its production processes. From sourcing local and organic ingredients to implementing eco-friendly packaging, Lost Woods is at the forefront of the sustainable spirits movement, and an aspiring B Corp. Founded on a passion for bringing people together in the outdoors, Lost Woods is committed to giving back 1% of all sales to organizations supporting the environment.

About CoPeace PBC
CoPeace PBC is a pioneering holding company, and certified B Corp, that invests in companies dedicated to promoting positive social and environmental impact. By investing in companies that align with our values and commitment to sustainability, CoPeace aims to build a portfolio that delivers both financial returns and a meaningful impact on society.

 

Media Contact:
Sophie Ruppert
Managing Director, CoPeace Marketing
Marketing@copeace.com

 


CoPeace PBC Expands Leadership Team for Next Growth Phase


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CoPeace PBC Expands Leadership Team for Next Growth Phase

January 23, 2024


DENVER (January 23, 2024) – CoPeace PBC, is delighted to announce the addition of two key professionals to its leadership team, as the innovative impact-holding company positions for its next phase of growth. Andy Eckert takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and Derek Scott joins the team as Vice President of Marketing.

Andy Eckert first began working with the CoPeace team in an advisory role in 2022 and has provided leadership support as fractional COO since October, 2023. He brings a wide range of leadership skills to the team, having served most recently as Partner in ARC Angle, an advisory firm to small-to-mid-market manufacturing companies. Before ARC Angle, Andy was a seed investor in five startup companies from 2018-2020 including Modist Brewery in Minneapolis, MN. He is also the former President and CEO of Imperial Plastics – a leading engineered plastic component supplier to numerous Fortune 500 companies – which he led for three years from 2015-2018. Prior to Imperial, he joined Tennant Company in December 2002 and assumed several executive roles including Vice President, Americas in 2009 and Senior Vice President, Americas in 2013. Before joining Tennant in 2002, Mr. Eckert was with Storecast Merchandising Corporation as Senior Vice President of Performance and he earned his start with General Mills, Inc. in a number of sales and marketing leadership positions spanning 15 years.

Derek Scott joins the CoPeace family this week as Vice President of Marketing and brings a rich background as a global, customer-focused, growth-driven marketing and business leader. His most recent role was Group Marketing Leader at Pentair, where he led growth programs in the areas of brand strategy, New Product commercialization, and go-to-market initiatives. Prior to that, Derek held marketing leadership roles at several consumer-driven companies including Textron / Arctic Cat, Kemps LLC, Polaris, and General Mills. Over the course of his career, Derek has spanned multiple consumer packaged goods and consumer durables categories and delivered growth across a wide range of dealer and consumer channels. In addition, Derek was an early-stage investor in three Minnesota start-up companies, including VAST Pavers and 56 Brewing.

CoPeace PBC’s CEO and Founder, Craig Jonas expressed enthusiasm about the new hires, stating, “As we usher in the new year, we are thrilled to welcome Andy Eckert in a full-time capacity and to have Derek Scott join us as our VP of Marketing. Their wealth of experience and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to CoPeace’s continued success and growth.”

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Derek Scott and join us in congratulating Andy Eckert on his expanded role at CoPeace. With these additions, CoPeace looks forward to a transformative and successful year ahead.

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically, and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion, and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission. CoPeace was recently selected as an Emerging Impact Manager (EIM) for the ImpactAssets 50™ 2023 (IA 50). The EIM list represents firms with unique strategies, under-represented impact themes, or diversity in leadership in view of the full IA 50 application pool.

To learn more, visit https://www.copeace.com

To invest in CoPeace, visit https://invest.svxus.org/offering/svxcop/details for accredited investors or https://wefunder.com/copeace for non-accredited investors


CoPeace Finance and Shur Announce Wide-Ranging Strategic Partnership


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CoPeace Finance and Shur Announce Wide-Ranging Strategic Partnership

September 18, 2023


Agreement Calls for CoPeace Finance to Provide a Variety of Financial Services to Shur

DENVER (September 18, 2023) – CoPeace, a public benefit corporation and impact investment company that supports companies through both investment and support services, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, CoPeace Finance, has formed a comprehensive strategic partnership with Shur, a B2B2C fintech/insurtech company that is building financial solutions for America’s student loan borrowers to help solve one of the country’s toughest issues: the effect of carrying large amounts of student loan debt on the lives of people trying to move up.

“We believe in Shur’s mission,” said CoPeace founder and CEO, Craig Jonas, “They are doing impactful work. One of our primary goals is to be of service to companies that care about the world, socially and environmentally. We want to help fill any organizational gaps they might have. We’re confident our talented finance team can help ignite Shur’s growth as they positively address this important societal issue.”

CoPeace Finance will be providing Shur with resources from, and access to, its deep team of operations, finance, and business development experts. Several projects will be undertaken in the areas of financial forecasting and analysis and financial communications.

Shur is building market-based insurtech/fintech products to promote economic freedom for America’s next generation – 18 to 30 years old. The company is using an ecosystem approach, building solutions for borrowers in collaboration with cities, corporations, colleges, college access organizations, data and insight providers, and impact investors.

“Shur is committed to guiding companies and their leaders as we all focus on helping millions of student loan borrowers return to repayment this fall and through the crucial lifetime journey from debt to wealth creation,” said Kahlil Byrd (KB), Founder and CEO of Shur. He added, “CoPeace is best in class in aiding mission-driven enterprises like ours as we ask the most sophisticated investors and brands to join this vision and mission to work this challenge at the highest scale.”

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission. CoPeace was recently selected as an Emerging Impact Manager (EIM) for the ImpactAssets 50™ 2023 (IA 50). The EIM list represents firms with unique strategies, under-represented impact themes or diversity in leadership in view of the full IA 50 application pool.

To learn more, visit https://www.copeace.com

To invest in CoPeace, visit https://invest.svxus.org/offering/svxcop/details

About Shur

Shur launched to help solve one of our country’s toughest issues: the effect of carrying large amounts of student loan debt on the lives of people trying to move up.
The millions of people who are currently delinquent or in default on their student loans — with 1 million more being added every year — are effectively being written out of the economy.

Shur’s Approach

In an era when colleges and companies must show students, new employees, and consumers how they encourage economic security, Shur is building market-based insurtech/fintech products to promote economic freedom for America’s next generation. Partnering with corporations and universities we successfully guide student loan borrowers from college through their early professional lives – the financial period that is crucial to get right. Our products promote generational wealth by helping users eliminate early mistakes, build financial plans, and adopt deep understanding of prime credit-building tools.

To learn more, visit https://shur.co


CoPeace and TBD Foods / Sullivan Scrap Kitchen Announce Comprehensive Partnership Agreement


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CoPeace and TBD Foods / Sullivan Scrap Kitchen Announce Comprehensive Partnership Agreement

August 30, 2023


TBD Foods/Sullivan Scrap Kitchen Becomes the “Official CoPeace Sustainable Food and Restaurant Partner”

DENVER (August 30, 2023) – CoPeace, a public benefit corporation and impact investment company that supports companies through both investment and support services, and TBD FoodsSullivan Scrap Kitchen, operators of a family-owned farm to table catering company and sustainable family restaurant, announced a comprehensive partnership today.

CoPeace Finance and CoPeace Marketing, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of CoPeace, will be working with TBD/SSK on several projects. CoPeace Finance and CoPeace Marketing were created to be of service to companies that care about our world by helping to fill organizational gaps as these impact organizations grow.

“We are thrilled about this partnership with TBD Foods/Sullivan Scrap Kitchen,” said CoPeace Founder and CEO Craig Jonas. “We have been extremely impressed withTBD Foods/Sullivan Scrap Kitchen’s commitment to authentic sustainability. It’s a perfect match with our values. We’re confident this will be a win-win working arrangement, on multiple levels. We are looking forward to helping them advance their mission to change the world through their socially-and-environmentally-responsible business for good.”

TBD Foods is a Certified Green Denver Business that provides a variety of personal chef and catering services. Sullivan Scrap Kitchen is a small family-owned restaurant with a focus on creating a unique and delicious dining experience, while reducing food waste. It is also a Certified Green Denver Business.

“With being a value focused business of sustainability and reducing food waste, we want to ensure all our partners are also value driven,” said Terence Rogers, owner and chef of TBD Foods and Sullivan Scrap Kitchen. “We are lucky to have met the CoPeace team and are excited with our partnership together to continue to promote and grow value based businesses that create a more sustainable business environment.”

Per the partnership agreement, TBD/SSK will have access to CoPeace’s deep team of operations, finance, marketing and business development experts to help the company reach its economic and sustainability goals. CoPeace will utilize TBD Foods catering services and the Sullivan Scrap Kitchen for a wide variety of company events and meetings.

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission. CoPeace was recently selected as an Emerging Impact Manager (EIM) for the ImpactAssets 50™ 2023 (IA 50). The EIM list represents firms with unique strategies, under-represented impact themes or diversity in leadership in view of the full IA 50 application pool.

To learn more, visit https://www.copeace.com

To invest in CoPeace, visit https://invest.svxus.org/offering/svxcop/details

About TBD Foods / Sullivan Scrap Kitchen

TBD Foods is Denver’s Premier Personal Chef and Catering Business. With a focus on local meats, produce and sustainably caught seafood. The Chef’s at TBD Foods are able to find the best ingredients to create an elegant and personalized meal for your next event.

Sullivan Scrap Kitchen is a casual eatery with a focus on reducing food waste. Our mission is to utilize and promote sustainability in food practices, community partnerships, and employees. We collaborate with community resources to decrease food waste and increase our communities’ access to sustainable and savory nose-to-tail and root-to-tip cuisine.

To learn more, visit https://www.tbdfoods.com and https://www.sullivanscrapkitchen.com


CoPeace and the third half Announce Strategic Partnership


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CoPeace and the third half Announce Strategic Partnership

June 16, 2023


CoPeace Will Provide Fractional C-Suite Services to the third half with the Intent of Making a Future Equity Investment

DENVER (June 16, 2023) – CoPeace, a public benefit corporation and impact investment company that supports companies through investment and support services, and the third half, the world’s first public benefit corporation to combine travel, soccer and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, announced a strategic partnership today to use the power of sports to tackle social issues and improve lives.

CoPeace will be providing the third half with a variety of fractional and interim CEO/COO/CFO/CMO services, as needed. In addition, CoPeace will retain an option to make an equity investment in the third half during the one-year term of the initial partnership agreement.

“We have been wanting to work with the third half team for a long time,” said Craig Jonas, CoPeace CEO. “Our missions and backgrounds are completely aligned – you can’t help but experience life-changing impact when young athletes are immersed in each other’s culture. Our intention to work together with the third half as part of CoPeace Sport, for the long haul.”

The executive support and services CoPeace will dedicate to this partnership are intended to fill current gaps in the third half organizational structure in order to facilitate growth in an efficient and sustainable manner.

“There’s never been a more exciting time to bring together the universal appeal of sport with the transformative power of travel,” said Mike Geddes, third half CEO. “As demand for travel – and especially meaningful, impactful travel – is coming back strong, we’re excited to be working with CoPeace to bring the third half to adventurers who want to experience the unique power of the global game. As a public benefit corporation, we’re proud to work with an established B Corp like CoPeace which is at the forefront of promoting and investing in the type of sustainable, mission-driven companies that represent the future of business”.

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission. CoPeace was recently selected as an Emerging Impact Manager (EIM) for the ImpactAssets 50™ 2023 (IA 50). The EIM list represents firms with unique strategies, under-represented impact themes or diversity in leadership in view of the full IA 50 application pool.

To learn more, visit https://www.copeace.com

To invest in CoPeace, visit https://invest.svxus.org/offering/svxcop/details

About the third half

We believe that everyone has a part to play in creating a more equal, tolerant and compassionate society for future generations. We design transformational experiences that use soccer – the world’s common language – to build a new generation of global citizens and support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The third half is the world’s first Public Benefit Corporation to combine trave, soccer and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals.

To learn more, visit https://www.thirdhalfsoccer.com


CoPeace Becomes Co-Owner of Innovative SVX US Online Impact Investment Platform


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CoPeace Becomes Co-Owner of Innovative SVX US Online Impact Investment Platform

May 17, 2023


CoPeace Will Partner with SVX Canada and Cutting Edge

DENVER (May 17, 2023) – CoPeace, PBC, a diversified impact holding company, has announced an investment in Social Venture ConneXion, LLC (“SVX US”), a financial services firm that operates an innovative online impact investment platform. CoPeace will be a co-owner in the venture with SVX Inc., a Toronto-based nonprofit that is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and Cutting Edge Holdings, an affiliate of mission-driven law firm Cutting Edge Counsel.

Through its online impact investment platform, SVX US provides campaign preparation support, detailed profiles, automated transaction and subscription document processing, and capacity to deploy investments across multiple security, investor, and offering types, from direct public offerings to Reg D to nonprofit and co-op offerings. The platform allows investors to make debt and equity investments across a range of impact areas including climate, food, health, equity, housing, and community real estate.

“We are thrilled that CoPeace is joining SVX US as a partner,” said Kevin Taylor, Associate Director, SVX Canada. “They have the right skills, experience and vision to advance our shared mission to make it easy for impact investors to find and make investments with positive local and global impact.”

SVX US simplifies the process of investing in alternative securities offerings that deliver meaningful change alongside the potential for financial returns. The investment platform’s vision is to make impact investing accessible to all investors who are increasingly interested in aligning their investments with their values.

CoPeace, through its unique holding company structure, is building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. The company is working to democratize the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies. In addition, CoPeace provides a variety of marketing, finance and sports consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

“We are excited about our investment in the SVX platform, for multiple reasons, but foremost are the shared impact mission alignment and the seamless ease of use of technology for investors to participate,” said Craig Jonas, CoPeace founder and CEO. “We will be bringing our marketing services to the SVX US investment platform, and our co-ownership gives us another way to help current and future impactful companies grow.”

Co-owner Cutting Edge Holdings is an investment affiliate of Cutting Edge Counsel, a California-based law firm that delivers legal and financial services that help mission-driven organizations raise capital in alignment with their values and goals so these organizations can build a more just, equitable and sustainable economy.

“As a new partner, CoPeace will add an incredible depth of marketing expertise to SVX US, which will strengthen our ability to achieve our mission and expose our listers to a broader reach of impact investors,” said Cutting Edge Principal Kim Arnone. “The CoPeace team’s marketing and branding skills will help our listers focus their pitch materials to reach mission-aligned investors. In addition, the CoPeace team brings deep experience in impact analysis and impact investing. We couldn’t be more excited about CoPeace becoming a co-owner of the SVX US platform.”

CoPeace, SVX US and Cutting Edge share a common vision: a world where all investments have a positive impact. All three organizations are working to help organizations and investors match money with meaning.

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission. CoPeace was recently selected as an Emerging Impact Manager (EIM) for the ImpactAssets 50™ 2023 (IA 50). The EIM list represents firms with unique strategies, under-represented impact themes or diversity in leadership in view of the full IA 50 application pool.

To learn more, visit https://www.copeace.com

To invest in CoPeace, visit https://invest.svxus.org/offering/svxcop/details

About SVX US

SVX US manages an investment platform to host impact investing opportunities and make it easier for impact investors to find and invest in deals aligned with their impact and financial goals. The organization helps social enterprises, including private issuers, CDFIs, nonprofit organizations, and funds, to best showcase their offerings and simplify the transaction process.

The SVX US platform is a partnership of Cutting Edge, SVX Canada and CoPeace.

To learn more, visit https://svx.us.com/.

About SVX Inc.

SVX is a Canadian based nonprofit, diversified financial services firm driving impact for investors, organizations, funds, and enterprises. SVX provides knowledge and insights, designs strategies and products, manages funds, and operates a platform for raising impact capital and making impact investments. SVX works across sectors that deliver meaningful impact: climate, food, health, equity, housing, and community real estate.

To learn more visit https://svx.ca/.

About Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge Counsel is a law firm working to build an economy that works for everyone and provides opportunities for everyone to participate, thrive, and build wealth. Recognized widely for its capital-raising practice known as “Cutting Edge Capital,” the firm:

  • Designs and implements community capital offerings, and
  • Help clients raise capital from their own communities in alignment with their values and goals.

To learn more, visit https://cuttingedgecapital.com/.


CoPeace to Sponsor National Association of Basketball Coaches Guardians of the Games Awards At the Men’s NCAA Final Four


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CoPeace to Sponsor National Association of Basketball Coaches Guardians of the Games Awards At the Men’s NCAA Final Four

March 28, 2023


CoPeace Will Present Awards for Service and Advocacy

DENVER (March 28, 2023) – CoPeace, a diversified holding and services company that invests in growing companies demonstrating both positive measurable social and environmental impact and strong fiscal health, announced today a presenting sponsorship of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Guardians of the Game Awards for Service & Advocacy. The event will take place during the NABC Convention at the Men’s Basketball Final Four in Houston.

Fran Fraschilla ESPN college basketball analyst, is the recipient of the NABC Guardians of the Game Award for Advocacy Presented by CoPeace. Fraschilla has been a game and studio analyst at ESPN since 2003, where he primarily calls Big 12 men’s basketball contests in addition to supporting the network’s NBA Draft and international basketball coverage. Fraschilla routinely leverages his ESPN platform to amplify the leadership and off-court impact of coaches, and remains a valued mentor to numerous coaching colleagues. Before joining ESPN, Fraschilla won 175 games in nine seasons as the head coach at New Mexico, St. John’s and Manhattan.

Ken Dempsey, Associate Athletic Director for Team Support at the University of New Hampshire, is the recipient of the NABC Guardians of the Game Award for Service Presented by CoPeace. Prior to his current position, Dempsey was an assistant men’s basketball coach for 13 seasons at New Hampshire. He also held prior assistant coach roles at four different schools. Dempsey is currently chair of the NABC Division I Assistant Coaches Committee, which provides valuable feedback and assistant coach perspective to NABC advocacy and legislative efforts. He also sits on the NABC Division I Congress, and served on the NABC Executive Director search committee in 2020. Additionally, Dempsey is a member of the America East Spread Respect Advisory Group.
“NABC members make an impact and leave legacies that extend far beyond winning games,” said NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson. “This year’s NABC Guardians of the Game pillar award honorees live out the core values we all strive to uphold. I commend each of them for their positive influence on our sport and our society.”

“The NABC’s Guardians of the Game awards for Service and Advocacy align beautifully with CoPeace’s mission,” said CoPeace founder and CEO Craig Jonas. “Our CoPeace Sports subsidiary is always excited to work toward making the world a better place through sports. These awards honor those who are doing just that.”

The Guardians of the Game is a national awareness and education program of the NABC. The goal of the program is to focus attention on the positive aspects of basketball and the important role coaches play in the lives of student-athletes as well as positively impacting their communities.

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically, and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion, and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission.

To learn more, visit copeace.com. 

About NABC

Since its beginning, the NABC has continually worked to further the best interests of the game of basketball, as well as the players and coaches who participate in the sport. In doing so, the NABC has established the following goals and objectives to pursue its mission:

  • To promote the ideals of integrity, sportsmanship and teamwork among basketball coaches and the players whom they coach;
  • To unify coaches on issues pertaining to basketball at all levels;
  • To provide member services which address the needs of the coach professionally, emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually;
  • To encourage basketball coaches to serve as community outreach agents who elevate moral, ethical and educational values;
  • To enlighten the general public, media, institutional educators and athletic administrators to the fact that coaches are good for the sport and the young people whom they serve;
  • To work with the legislative arm of the NCAA and other governing bodies on issues that affect basketball and intercollegiate athletics.


CoPeace Releases New Impact Report and Launches Updated Website


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CoPeace Releases New Impact Report and Launches Updated Website

March 17, 2023


DENVER (March 17, 2023) – CoPeace PBC, a multinational holding company and impact investing firm, has announced the release of its 2022 impact report, called The Harvest.  The company also unveiled an updated, more user-friendly, website at www.CoPeace.com.

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow in two ways: 1) via direct investments in companies with measurable social and environmental impact, and 2) through financial, marketing and sport consulting services provided to socially and environmentally-conscious organizations and individuals. The Harvest highlights company achievements from the past year in both these overarching areas, as well as progress toward reaching the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

CoPeace is breaking down barriers of traditional investing by providing affordable and direct impact investment options for people in all demographic categories. The company is also using its extensive experience in finance, marketing and sports to provide consulting services to mission-driven companies who need expertise in specific areas.

In addition, CoPeace recently launched a more functional and brighter website (www.CoPeace.com) designed to quickly communicate the way CoPeace, and the company’s investors and clients are positively addressing important social and environmental challenges. The website guides visitors through the process of becoming an investor, client, or part of CoPeace’s holding company portfolio.

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically, and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion, and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission.

To learn more, visit copeace.com. 


CoPeace Announces Partnership with InReach Community Dx to Provide a Variety of Finance, Marketing and Operational Services


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CoPeace Announces Partnership with InReach Community Dx

January 20, 2023


InReach Community Dx is Saving Rural Hospitals by Creating Innovative, Sustainable Profit from Their Existing Laboratory Infrastructure

DENVER (January 20, 2023) – CoPeace PBC, an impact investing and services company, announced today a strategic partnership with InReachCommunity Dx, a hospital laboratory services company.

The agreement calls for CoPeace to provide a variety of finance, marketing, data, operational and project management services to InReach Community Dx. The partnership will enhance InReach’s efforts to save stressed rural hospitals in the United States. U.S. hospitals have been shutting down at a 30-per-year pace, and rural hospitals are especially vulnerable.

InReach Community Dx develops hospital laboratory outreach programs for small, rural and community hospitals. InReach Community Dx leverages the excess capacity and capabilities of hospital laboratories to transform them from cost centers to economic engines by creating a responsible, sustainable, revenue stream that will support the hospital for years to come.

“We are excited to announce our agreement with the CoPeace team,” said Sean McShane, InReach Community Dx CEO. “We believe that they will provide assistance across all aspects of our business, especially marketing, operations and project management.”

The InReach Community Dx program is designed to link rural hospitals to community minded, independent practices who share their concerns and want to provide an increased level of personal service to their patients while supporting the financial stability of local, rural healthcare

“We are honored to partner with InReach Community Dx, a true impact company, as they grow their business and positively impact the hospitals and the communities they serve,” said Craig Jonas, CoPeace founder & CEO. “The InReach team is playing a critical role in helping save rural hospitals through new responsible and sustainable profit centers. We are thrilled to help them in that endeavor.”

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically, and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion, and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission.

To learn more, visit copeace.com. 

About InReach Community Dx

InReach Community Dx solves one of the most important needs in healthcare today: The need for robust and financially viable healthcare in rural communities. InReach Community Dx develops hospital laboratory outreach programs for small, rural and community hospitals. InReach Community Dx leverages the excess capacity and capabilities of hospital laboratories to transform them from cost centers to economic engines.

The InReach partnership develops the services that have been difficult for hospitals to provide when competing with national labs, such as IT connectivity, marketing, field services, robust data analytics and quality management programs.

To learn more, visit inreachdx.com.


CoPeace Announces Partnership with Burst to Support, Create, and Distribute Socially-Impactful Media Content


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CoPeace will invest in Burst and provide the impact-driven media company a variety of services.

December 02, 2022


DENVER (December 02, 2022) –

CoPeace, an impact investing and services company, announced today a strategic partnership with media technology company Burst. The new partnership will allow CoPeace to team with Burst and use Burst media technology to help generate and disseminate socially-impactful media content.

Burst uses its patented technology to create rights-controlled visual user-generated content (UGC) for media companies, live event venues, and corporate brands. The company’s platform enables consumers to submit video — without an app download — to media companies where it is digested by AI, fully processed, and on air, all within two minutes. The Burst platform effectively and efficiently navigates the final steps between the cloud and traditional television.

“We are excited about our new partnership with CoPeace, whose mission aligns perfectly with ours,” said Bryant McBride, Burst’s CEO. “Allies like CoPeace help us amplify our efforts to share important stories that fill the holes in the American narrative. We look forward to working closely with the CoPeace team to drive revenue while also driving positive social change.”

This new strategic partnership has a built-in synergy. Several CoPeace and Burst executives have worked together in the past on innovative sports-based projects that are still relevant today, including the underlying technology used in the virtual yellow first down line in football, as well as other broadcast enhancements.

“Working with Bryant and the Burst team fits our mission in every way as we build stakeholder value by helping impactful companies grow,” said Craig Jonas, CoPeace founder and CEO. “We love the fact Burst content is designed to teach, heal, humanize, and inspire. Our shared history in sports is an added bonus and elevates this partnership to a unique level moving forward.”

Burst and CoPeace are also teaming up on a major sports-based diversity and inclusion project in the near future. Formal announcement is forthcoming.

Burst is the 8th holding in the CoPeace impact portfolio. The agreement calls for CoPeace to provide a variety of business services to Burst and includes an investment component.

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace helps impactful companies grow. As an impact-driven holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected businesses with measurable social and environmental impact. Additionally, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a fully certified B Corp and public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically, and responsibly in regard to society and the environment. Equity, inclusion, and justice are not just valued at CoPeace – they are pillars supporting our mission.

To learn more, visit copeace.com. 

About Burst

Burst is a leading provider of user-generated content (UGC) solutions for media companies, broadcasters and for the enterprise. Burst’s technology is used by hundreds of customers every day, engaging audiences to create compelling UGC in a way that does not require an app download or dependence on social media.

Burst is using its technology to produce a full slate of mid-to-long form video productions – all with a purpose-filled, diversity, equity and inclusion theme. Burst’s mission is to leverage its platform to tell stories that teach, heal, humanize and inspire all people.

To learn more, visit https://www.burst.com