CoPeace Announces New Strategic Services Agreement With ExperienceYes


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CoPeace Announces New Strategic Services Agreement With ExperienceYes 

September 14, 2022


CoPeace Will Provide a Variety of Impact and Business Services to Help ExperienceYes Enter the Sports Market 

DENVER (September 14, 2022) – CoPeace, an impact investing and services company, announced today a strategic services agreement to provide ExperienceYes, an improv mindset consulting company, a variety of impact and business services through its CoPeace Sports subsidiary. 

 ExperienceYes is an innovative company that uses the tools and techniques of the improv mindset to improve leadership skills, engage free flowing creativity, increase team productivity, and develop healthy business cultures. 

 “I was really excited when ExperienceYes approached CoPeace,” said Craig Jonas, CEO/Founder of CoPeace, and a former college conference basketball coach of the year.  “I’ve had the opportunity to participate in sessions with ExperienceYes. Not only did I see my own creativity improve, I also quickly saw how this program could positively impact sports teams. I am confident the ExperienceYes program can give a sports program a significant edge.” 

 CoPeace and ExperienceYes have formed a strategic alliance to build and implement an “integrated improv and creativity” coaching program for the sports industry. ExperienceYes has had great success in the business world with its programming and sees a tremendous opportunity to positively impact the world of sports. 

 “Improv has some huge advantages when it comes to teams, whether in business or sports” said Gail Montgomery, CEO and Co-Founder of ExperienceYes.  “Not only does it significantly increase team collaboration, cohesion and trust, there’s also been new research that illustrates how an improviser’s brain can see the world in a very different, very creative way.” 

 The new program targeting sports teams is designed to be an integral part of a team’s wholistic coaching process, from pre-season planning and workouts through the regular season.  

 The ExperienceYes process focuses on four core rules of improv: 1) Yes, and …; 2) Listen with the intent to serve; 3) Support your teammates at all costs; and 4) Trust your instincts.  The new sport program will include a variety of creativity-improvement activities.  

 “I think fundamentally we’ve always known that creativity matters a lot in sports,” said Bruce Montgomery, President and Co-Founder of ExperienceYes. “To our knowledge, however, this will be the first time where creativity is not just the by-product of something else. It is a real skill, a skill that can be effectively developed within all sports teams and one that has a tremendous impact on winning.” 

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About CoPeace 

CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company that helps impact driven businesses grow by providing capital and services to foster positive societal impact with mission-aligned business endeavors. As a certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to doing business ethically and responsibly toward society, the environment, and the world at large. 

CoPeace Sport helps athletes, coaches, and sport organizations maximize their ability to positively impact society.  

To learn more about CoPeace and CoPeace Sport visit copeace.com. 

 

About ExperienceYes 

ExperienceYes is a unique consulting firm which believes in smashing the box, loving the deep end, and increasing uncertainty tolerance.  

ExperienceYes relies on proven neuroscience to develop high performing teams and leaders in experiential sessions focused on “The Improv Mindset.”  In addition, engagement benefits include increased Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, Trust and Empathy. 

To learn more about ExperienceYes, visit www.experienceyes.com 


CoPeace partners with You:Flourish to address the national mental health crisis within the LGBTQ+ community


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CoPeace partners with You:Flourish to address the national mental health crisis within the LGBTQ+ community

August 04, 2022


DENVER (August 04, 2022) — CoPeace, an ESG holding company that invests in growing companies demonstrating social and environmental impact, is partnering with You:Flourish, the first mental health and wellness smartphone application designed specifically for the needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

Validating the urgent need for a digital tool that addresses the need for accessible LGBTQ+ affirming behavioral health support, CoPeace has committed to the role of co-lead investor in You:Flourish’s current angel round capital raise. In addition, CoPeace will provide a range of finance, operations and marketing services to You:Flourish. CoPeace’s fractional C-suite support will assist You:Flourish’s operational strategy, business model refinement and recruitment.

“You:Flourish meets a critical need in society and the team at CoPeace, myself in particular, is dedicated to growing You:Flourish into a thriving company,” said Jacob Miller, analytics manager for CoPeace and project lead on the You:Flourish initiative. “I’ve had my fair share of mental health struggles over the years. You:Flourish will help people like me find impactful and affirming support so we can all be the best versions of ourselves.”

Designed by public health, wellness and behavioral health professionals, the You:Flourish platform is modeled on a behavior change framework that will enable users to customize a peer support community with shared identities, establish wellness goals, track daily habits and earn rewards for engagement. In addition to a library of resources and interactive content, a directory of vetted mental health professionals with the expertise to provide culturally relevant and LGBTQ+ affirming behavioral health interventions will be accessible.

Funding for digital health is at an all-time high. In 2021, total funding among U.S.-based digital health startups accounted for $29.1 billion across 729 deals. Overall investment nearly doubled the previous record, which was $14.9 billion in 2020, according to RockHealth.org.

CoPeace’s team brings more than 50 years of strategic financial leadership through each funding phase, which will establish You:Flourish for future sustainable growth. The CoPeace team is spearheading You:Flourish’s crowdfunding phase of fundraising, which will launch later in the third quarter.

There is an urgent need for digital mental health support for the LGBTQ+ community. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, 48% of transgender adults have attempted suicide in their lifetime, compared with 4% of the general U.S. population. The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health reported that rates of suicidal thoughts have trended upward among LGBTQ young people over the past three years, with nearly half indicating they had strong thoughts of killing themselves.

Across the country, Americans as a whole are struggling to find mental health providers. The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that 55% of U.S. counties do not have a single practicing psychiatrist. While mental health challenges and suicide continue to increase, there has yet to be a digital resource that supports behavioral health within the LGBTQ+ community.

You:Flourish Founder and Interim CEO Steven Haden understands what’s at stake and laments the lack of opportunities to find healthy connections and reliable resources within the LGBTQ+ community.

“As a gay man who has had my own struggles with mental health, I have experienced the loneliness and lack of affirming mental health support,” said Haden. “We need more than empty gestures from political leaders and mental health professionals who say they care but don’t have the requisite training to move our community from surviving to thriving as a whole.”

Motivated by his struggle with mental health challenges, Haden started Envision:You, a nonprofit that addresses the gaps in behavioral health outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals. Envision:You offers co-created community programming, advocacy engagement, public awareness campaigns and evidence-based training. Envision:You created You:Flourish and owns part of the company.

“Through my work with Envision:You, we’ve had the resources, research and community programs, and it is still not enough. Envision:You created You:Flourish to give individuals access to vetted resources and identity-affirming connections no matter where they live or the time of day,” said Haden. “One touch or tap, and a world of possibilities will open up at your fingertips to support your well-being.”

As a public benefit corporation — like CoPeace — You:Flourish works to provide behavioral health and wellness resources to the LGBTQ+ community in alignment with CoPeace’s impact investing philosophy. Focusing on “doing active good” through investments in private companies, impact investments address significant social and environmental problems.

About CoPeace
CoPeace is a forward-thinking impact investing holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure. In addition, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact. As a designated Certified B Corp and a public benefit corporation, CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large. To learn more about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit http://copeace.com.

About You:Flourish
You:Flourish is a public benefit corporation balancing purpose and profit to bring wellness and affirming resources to members of the LGBTQ+ community. The You:Flourish smartphone application is created, curated and supported by Envision:You, a nonprofit organization that seeks to close gaps in behavioral health outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals through co-created community programming, advocacy engagement, public awareness campaigns and evidence-based training. The You:Flourish app is in development with AppIt Ventures. Visit http://www.you-flourish.com for more information.


CoPeace Launches New Capital Campaign on SVX US Innovative Impact Investing Platform


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CoPeace Launches New Capital Campaign on SVX US Innovative Impact Investing Platform

MAY 9, 2022


CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. This is the company’s first capital campaign targeting accredited investors, following a series of equity crowdfunding campaigns designed to democratize the investing process.

“We are excited about launching our new capital campaign on the SVX platform, for multiple reasons, but foremost are the shared mission alignment and the ease of use for investors to participate,” said Craig Jonas, CoPeace founder and CEO. “I have personally invested through the SVX platform which gives me great confidence that this will be an excellent fit for CoPeace as we keep the fundraising momentum going following our successful crowdfunding campaign, and over $3.5 million raised to date.”

SVX is a nonprofit organization registered with securities regulators as an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD). SVX has partners and operations across Canada, as well as in the US and Mexico and provides a suite of services enabling impact across a variety of sectors for investors, organizations, funds, and enterprises. The SVX US platform is a partnership of Cutting Edge Capital and SVX Canada.

“SVX is thrilled to bring the CoPeace offering onto the SVX US platform,” said Kevin Taylor, Associate Director, SVX Canada. “CoPeace’s mission to democratize investing while positively impacting society and the environment aligns perfectly with our vision at SVX. SVX US makes it easier than ever to invest in private market offerings that deliver meaningful change alongside the potential for financial returns. We’re excited to make impact investing accessible to all investors who are increasingly interested in aligning their investments with their values.”

SVX US is user-friendly, featuring detailed issuer profiles, a transaction engine, and capacity to make debt and equity investments across a range of impact areas including climate, food, health, equity, housing, and community real estate.

“CoPeace has been a longtime client and partner with Cutting Edge, which is exactly why we’re pleased to continue our relationship by launching their offering on the SVX US platform,” said John Katovich, Co-Founder, SVX US and Principal at Cutting Edge Capital. “Impact-focused investors have already shown their willingness to invest on SVX US and have expressed a strong interest in returning to find more like-minded issuers such as CoPeace. Cutting Edge has long been entrenched in the impact and alternative investments space, and we are committed to supporting a thriving impact investor community. We look forward to supporting CoPeace’s capital raise on the SVX US platform.”

CoPeace and SVX share a common vision: a world where all investments have a positive impact. Both companies are working to help organizations and investors match money with meaning.

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About CoPeace
CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure. In addition, CoPeace provides a variety of consulting services to organizations demonstrating positive social or environmental impact.

As a designated Certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large
To learn more about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit http://copeace.com.

About SVX US
SVX US makes it easy for enterprises, including private issuers, CDFIs, nonprofit organizations, and funds, to connect with impact investors in a simple and automated way. The organization operates an online impact investment platform with campaign preparation support, detailed profiles, automated transaction and subscription document processing, and capacity to deploy investments across security, investor, and offering types, from DPOs to Reg D to nonprofit and co-op offerings. SVX US also offers a range of referral partner support, including legal, marketing, and capital advisory services. SVX US is a partnership of Cutting Edge Capital and SVX Canada.
For more information on SVX US, please visit https://svx.us.com/.


CoPeace’s Latest Equity Crowdfunding Round Nearing Its End


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CoPeace’s Latest Equity Crowdfunding Round Nearing Its End

April 27, 2022


CoPeace, Which Focuses on Social and Environmental Impact on an Equal Basis with Return on Investment, is Offering a Variety of Perks for Investors

DENVER (27th April 2022) – CoPeace, an ESG holding company that invests in growing companies demonstrating social and environmental impact, is nearing the end of its latest Regulation CF equity crowdfunding campaign.

CoPeace is a Certified B-Corp. and Public Benefit Corporation that is democratizing impact investing – no matter their demographic group – grow their money for good.  To date, the Regulation CF crowdfunding offering has been attractive to a wide variety of investors, including younger and non-traditional investors.  CoPeace’s crowdfunding efforts have raised over $600,000 of the company’s more than $3.3 million total raise.

The CoPeace crowdfunding investment window is closing shortly, but there’s still time to invest in this unique impact investing holding company and receive one of the various perks the company is offering investors.  To learn more, please visit https://wefunder.com/CoPeace

“From Day One, we’ve had two overarching objectives at CoPeace,” said CoPeace Founder and CEO, Craig Jonas.  “1) An investment option that allows investors to align their values with their investments; and 2) A vehicle that democratizes the investment process, so almost everyone can invest directly in impact companies that are working to make our world a better place.  This crowdfunding campaign was designed to allow mission-driven investors to put their money toward causes they care about, while still having the opportunity to earn competitive financial returns.”

CoPeace was recently selected for inclusion on the ImpactAssets 50 2022 (IA50) list of the top private capital fund managers delivering social and environmental impact as well as competitive financial returns.

“We’re excited to be part of this exclusive list, which highlights groundbreaking impact companies using business as a force for good,” said Jonas.

As a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corp, CoPeace is legally required to consider the impact of its decisions on employees, customers, community, and the environment.  Thanks to the ongoing commitment of its like-minded investors, CoPeace is building a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Potential investors can join this mission-driven investor community at https://wefunder.com/CoPeace                                               

About CoPeace

CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure.  As a designated Certified B Corp and a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large

To learn more about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit copeace.com.


CoPeace selected for IA50 2022 Impact Fund List


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CoPeace Selected for Inclusion On ImpactAssets’ Highly Acclaimed IA 50 2022 Impact Fund List

April 2, 2022


Industry’s first publicly available, searchable resource of impact investing fund managers zeroes in on some of the industry’s most impactful managers.

BETHESDA, MD, March 25, 2022ImpactAssets has released the ImpactAssets 50 2022 (IA 50), a free annual database for impact investors, family offices, corporate and family foundations and institutional investors that features a diversified listing of private capital fund managers delivering social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.

This year marks the eleventh edition of the IA 50, which now includes the IA 50 Emerging Impact Managers list and IA 50 Emeritus Impact Managers list. Across all three categories,143 impact fund managers reported assets totaling $116.96 billion invested in a range of asset classes and impact themes. Fifteen managers selected in this year’s showcase reported assets exceeding $1 billion. An additional ten had assets under management between $500 million and $1 billion.

“We’re excited about this year’s IA 50, with its dramatic expansion and diversification of impact fund managers across a spectrum of strategies, geographies and investment targets,” said Jed Emerson, ImpactAssets Senior Fellow, IA 50 Review Committee Chair and Global Lead, Impact Investing with Tiedemann Advisors. “This group of managers reflects the intentionality of our manager selection process to provide investors with a resource that shines a light on the breadth and diversity of impact fund managers. These managers bring unique and informed perspectives to the challenges impact investing is addressing.”

CoPeace, a Certified B-Corp and Public Benefit Corporation, is building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact through its unique holding company structure,.

CoPeace’s marketing strategy has focused on positioning two primary product differentiators in the minds of potential investors: 1) an investment option that allows investors to align their values with their investments; and 2) a vehicle that democratizes the investment process, so people from all demographic groups, not just wealthy accredited investors, can invest directly in impact companies.

“We’re excited to be a part of this exclusive list, which highlights groundbreaking impact companies using business as a force for good,” says Craig Jonas, Founder and CEO of CoPeace.

Some highlights from this year’s IA 50:

Impact Focus: About 18% of IA 50 managers across all three lists focused on clean technology, alternative energy and climate change, making it the top impact theme. Microfinance, low-income financial services, and micro-insurance (16%) comprised the second-largest impact focus. Notably, 12% of funds selected Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as their primary investment theme. The most represented Sustainable Development Goals cited by fund managers included Decent Work and Economic Growth (21%), No Poverty (15%), Reduced Inequality (13%) and Climate Action (9%).

Diversity and Inclusion: While asset management as a whole remains overwhelmingly non-diverse—with approximately 2% of asset managers who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color—IA 50 fund managers are leading with diversity. This is most prevalent among IA 50 Emerging Impact Managers, where 50% reported that 50% or more of their investment professionals were people of color. In addition, 60% reported more than half of their investment professionals were women.

Asset Class: IA 50 fund managers drive their focus on deep impact chiefly in private markets. Managers reported that 55% of their funds are primarily private equity, while 36% are primarily private debt. Private Equity – Early Stage (US), with 22% of all funds, is the most represented focus of managers.

Impact and Financial Return: Although impact investing can offer a range of returns—from concessionary to above-market rates of return—IA 50 managers reported delivering both positive impact and competitive investment performance. A total of 74% of IA 50 managers target market rates or above market rates of return, and 97% reported delivering either in line or above their initial target returns. Emerging Impact Managers reported similar results, with 76% of managers targeting market rates or above market rates of return and 72% delivering either in line or above their initial target returns.

In addition, 25 of the IA 50 fund managers are signatories to the Operating Principles for Impact Management—a framework for investors to ensure that impact considerations are purposefully integrated throughout the investment life cycle—and 18 of the 25 have been verified to date, according to a separate analysis by BlueMark, a provider of independent impact verification services for investors and companies.

“The caliber of this year’s IA 50 lists is a product of the rigorous application scoring and analysis process that the IA 50 Review Committee has fine-tuned through the years,” added Sandra Kartt, CFA, Managing Director, Investments, ImpactAssets. “We’re thrilled to foster the continuing growth of these unique, innovative investing approaches addressing critical issues from climate to racial equity and gender equality.”

In addition to Emerson, the IA 50 Review Committee is comprised of impact investment experts and leaders, including Lauren Booker Allen, Senior Vice President, Impact Advisory, Jordan Park Group; Mark Berryman, Managing Director of Impact Investing, The CAPROCK Group; Ronald A. Homer, Chief Strategist, Impact Investing, RBC Global Asset Management (US) Inc.; Jennifer Kenning, Senior Advisor, IA 50 Review Committee and CEO & Co-Founder, Align Impact; Karl “Charly” Kleissner, Ph.D., Co-Founder of Toniic and KL Felicitas Foundation; Justina Lai, Chief Impact Officer and Shareholder, Wetherby Asset Management; Andrew Lee, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, UBS Global Wealth Management; Tony Lent, Co-Founder, Capital for Climate; Malaika Maphalala, CPWA® Private Wealth Advisor, Natural Investments, LLC; Cynthia Muller, Director of Mission Investment, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Rehana Nathoo, Founder & CEO, Spectrum Impact; Stephanie Cohn Rupp, CEO and Partner, Veris Wealth Partners; Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative; and Margret Trilli, CEO and CIO, ImpactAssets.

The ImpactAssets Investment team led by Kartt conducted the application scoring and analysis process, and collaborated with Align Impact on fund analysis.

About CoPeace 

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

As a designated Certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large

To learn more about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit copeace.com.

About the ImpactAssets 50
The IA 50 is the first publicly available database that provides a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors and their financial advisors, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms and explore the landscape of potential investment options. The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today, though it is not a comprehensive list. Firms have been selected to demonstrate a wide range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes.

The IA 50 is not an index or investable platform and does not constitute an offering or recommend specific products. It is not a replacement for due diligence. To be considered for the IA 50 2022, fund managers needed to have at least $25 million in assets under management, more than three years of experience as a firm with impact investing, documented social and/or environmental impact and be available for US investment. Additional details on the selection process are available here.

The IA 50 Emerging Impact Managers list is intended to spotlight newer fund managers to watch that demonstrate potential to create meaningful impact. Criteria such as minimum track record or minimum assets under management may not be applicable.

The IA 50 Emeritus Impact Managers list illuminates impact fund managers who have achieved consistent recognition on the IA 50.

About ImpactAssets

ImpactAssets is an impact investing trailblazer, dedicated to changing the trajectory of our planet’s future and improving the lives of all people. As a leading impact investing firm, we offer deep strategic expertise to help our clients define and execute on their impact goals. Founded in 2010, ImpactAssets increases flows of money to impact investing in partnership with our clients through our impact investment platform and field-building initiatives, including the IA 50 database of private debt and equity impact fund managers. ImpactAssets has more than $2 billion in assets in 1,700 donor advised fund accounts, working with purpose-driven individuals and their wealth managers, family offices, foundations and corporations. ImpactAssets is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.


2021 NABC Sponsorship

CoPeace to Sponsor NABC Service and Advocacy Awards at NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four


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CoPeace to Sponsor NABC Service and Advocacy Awards at NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four

March 29, 2022


CoPeace and CoPeace Sport Will Also Unveil a New “Coaching for Impact” Package at the Men’s Final Four

DENVER (Date) – CoPeace, a diversified holding 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 Advocacy and Service.  The awards will be presented on April 1 in New Orleans during the NABC Convention Opening Ceremony.

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 and in their communities.

The sponsorship is an ideal fit for CoPeace and its subsidiary CoPeace Sport.  The two organizations have jointly announced a new “Coaching for Impact” package which will be unveiled at the Men’s Final Four.  The package was designed to make it easier for coaches to participate in a variety of activities for good.  “Coaching for Impact” will help coaches align their personal values with sustainable impact opportunities, while boosting their brand equity in the process.

“We are honored to be partnering with the NABC on their Guardians of the Game Awards for advocacy and service, shedding light on the importance of bringing college basketball and societal impact together on a grand scale,” says Craig Jonas, Founder and CEO of CoPeace.

The NABC has long encouraged basketball coaches to serve the greater community in ways that elevate moral, ethical and educational values.  As such, the partnership with CoPeace is a natural fit.

“The NABC and CoPeace share a mutual commitment to make an impact off the court,” said NABC Executive Director, Craig Robinson. “We are grateful for the support of CoPeace to elevate our NABC Guardians of the Game Awards.”

CoPeace is presenting the NABC Guardians of the Game Award for Service to Mike Shult, Edgewood College Director of Basketball Operations.  Shult has made a lifetime of impact on Coaches vs. Cancer, the joint initiative between the NABC and the American Cancer Society that to date has raised over $140 million in the fight against cancer.  He is a founding member of the Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Board of Ambassadors – a chapter that has raised more than $8.8 million and annually holds the largest Coaches vs. Cancer Gala in the country.  Shult also serves on the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network and North Region Volunteer Cabinet.

The winner of the NABC Guardians of the Game Award for Advocacy presented by CoPeace is Ohio Wesleyan head coach Mike DeWitt.  DeWitt has been an instrumental voice in Division III basketball during his 23 years on the Ohio Wesleyan sidelines, serving terms on the NCAA DIII Men’s Basketball Regional Advisory Committee and DIII Men’s Basketball Selection Committee. In the 2012-13 season, DeWitt was chair of the selection committee, leading the group’s oversight of the selection process and championship operations.

About CoPeace and CoPeace Sports

CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure.  As a designated Certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large

CoPeace Sport PBLLC (CoSpo) assists athletes, coaches, and sport organizations in maximizing their ability to positively impact society.  CoSpo uses expertise in sport, media, marketing, and finance to increase clients’ brand equity and aligns personal and organizational values with sustainable impact opportunities.

To learn more about CoPeace and CoPeace Sport, and how you can grow your money for good, visit copeace.com.

About the NABC 

The National Association of Basketball Coaches was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. Guided by the core values of leadership, advocacy, service, education and inclusion, the NABC works to further the best interests of the game of basketball and the players and coaches who participate in the sport. Nearly 5,000 coaches representing all levels of collegiate, scholastic and youth basketball hold NABC memberships. For more information about the NABC, visit nabc.com


Crowdfunding Launch

CoPeace Launches New Crowdfunding Round to Continue Capital Raise


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CoPeace Launches New Crowdfunding Round to Continue Capital Raise

Dec. 14, 2021


Following successful earlier rounds in which it raised $2.6 million, impact holding company seeks to raise additional $5 million from investors interested in growing money through investment in positive-impact companies

DENVERCoPeace, a diversified holding company which invests in growing companies demonstrating positive measurable impact and strong fiscal health, announced it has launched a Regulation CF equity crowdfunding offering, Tuesday, following the validation of its Form C by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The purpose of this filing is to secure funds through investments from investors in the holding company, which directly invests in for-profit companies seeking solutions to societal and environmental problems, while striving for a competitive financial return.

CoPeace’s Regulation CF equity crowdfunding offering allows the company to sell up to $5 million worth of shares to the public. Shares are priced at $14.00 USD each with a minimum investment of $140 (10 shares). The offering will be conducted on a best-efforts basis through the Wefunder Portal, https://wefunder.com/copeace.

As a holding company, CoPeace utilizes investor capital to purchase controlling interest in complementary, purpose-driven subsidiaries with innovative, marketable concepts and a strong leadership team, who are combating world problems with measurable impact and are projected to have positive growth and potential target returns. Currently, CoPeace’s portfolio includes six companies, Advanced Sustainable Technologies, Uncharted, Compost Colorado, CoFi PB LLC, CoMa PB LLC and CoSpo PB LLC, all of which focus on climate crisis solutions, cleantech innovation, sustainability.

There is tremendous opportunity for CoPeace’s investing model with the continued surge of assets managed with an environmental, social and/or governance lens. Recent research shows total U.S.-domiciled sustainably invested assets under management, both institutional and retail, grew 42% between 2018 and 2020, climbing from $12 trillion to $17.1 trillion.

“We’ve received tremendous support on our fundraising journey thus far,” CoPeace CEO Craig Jonas said. “And we look forward to this next chapter to continue changing the structure of global capitalism in a way that places the environment and society on equal footing with profits. It is in fact a good business decision to care about the long term future of our world.”

CoPeace has already raised over $2.6M through previous rounds to facilitate investments in socially-impactful organizations and acquire meaningful subsidiaries, as well as contribute to general operating costs. This marks the second crowdfunding offering by CoPeace. In the first round, CoPeace raised over $470,000 and directed $425,000 towards its holdings, to date. Capital raised through the CF offering will further support CoPeace’s current portfolio, while helping expand their holdings to include themes of public health, education, and financial accessibility. Through a stock split in November 2021, CoPeace reduced its share price, lowering the minimum investment, and making equity ownership more accessible.

To learn more about the Company and the investment opportunity, please visit https://copeace.com.

 

About CoPeace

CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure.

As a designated Certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large.

For more information about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit copeace.com.

 

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CoPeace Teams With Cornell’s Social Enterprise Consulting Group


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CoPeace Teams With Cornell’s Social Enterprise Consulting Group

Oct. 21, 2021


Cornell Students Will Conduct a Variety of Research and Analysis Projects for Impact Company

DENVER – CoPeace, an impact investing and services company targeting social and environmental problems, and Cornell University’s Social Enterprise Group at Cornell (SEGC) announced a consulting and researching relationship on Thursday.

SEGC is an undergraduate student organization dedicated to delivering market-driven solutions for social and environmental issues.  SEGC will be conducting research and analysis projects relative to two specific CoPeace targets: financial advisors and university endowment directors. These project findings will grant competitive access towards impact investing solutions.

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with SEGC,” said CoPeace CEO Craig Jonas.  “Part of our mission is to engage young people with our impact investing and services company and help develop the next generation of leaders in sustainable business and investing practices.”

SEGC works with a variety of clients that are committed to developing market-driven solutions to multiple social, environmental and economic ills.  SEGC’s student consultants come from varied backgrounds but share a like-minded passion for making the world a better place.

“We are thankful for this opportunity to work with a growing impact company like CoPeace,” said SEGC project manager Apoorva Kumar.  “We’re excited to help CoPeace build awareness of the long-term social, environmental and economic benefits that impact investing entails.”

The initial CoPeace-SEGC consulting agreement runs through the end of 2021.

CoPeace is a diversified ESG impact holding company which invests in growing companies demonstrating positive measurable impact and strong fiscal health. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, CoFi (CoPeace Finance), CoMa (CoPeace Marketing), and CoSpo (CoPeace Sport), CoPeace offers a wide range of business, marketing, financial, and operational services to for-profit companies demonstrating positive environmental or social impact.

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About CoPeace

CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure.

As a designated Certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large

To learn more about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit copeace.com.


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CoPeace Announces Strategic Partnership with Compost Colorado


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CoPeace Announces Strategic Partnership with Compost Colorado

Sept. 15, 2021


CoFi and CoMa will provide business expertise and investment to the commercial compost company

DENVER – CoPeace entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Compost Colorado (CoCo) to provide impact and business expertise and investment, the organizations announced Wednesday. CoPeace, through its subsidiaries, CoPeace Finance (CoFi) and CoPeace Marketing (CoMa), will provide financial, marketing, and operational support and services to Compost Colorado. Additionally, CoPeace will add CoCo to its strategic investment portfolio of holdings.

“We’re excited to partner with Compost Colorado,” CoPeace COO and CFO, Ed Tepper said. “They are offering a transformational business model and unique service offering that has direct, sustainable impact in the Colorado community. Our team looks forward to helping CoCo optimize operations, grow its market reach, and expand its environmental and social impact.”

Founded in 2018, Compost Colorado provides at-home compost pick-up, turning food waste, paper products, and plant materials into living soil. CoCo offers an easy and accessible way for anyone to participate in reducing greenhouse gases, reducing the reliance on landfills, and supporting the local community. CoCo’s innovative ‘bucket swap’ model leverages their collection routes to integrate a sustainable delivery service, allowing members to conveniently shop on their online store to source local, eco-friendly products.

“We’re very honored for the opportunity to learn and grow with CoPeace,” Compost Colorado founder and CEO Vann Fussell said. “CoCo grew over 300% in 2020! By working closely with CoPeace, we will develop internally and position ourselves to grow for the long-term future. We’re excited to work with a team just as tenacious and focused on fighting climate change.”

The agreement also includes equity stake in Compost Colorado, further aligning the mission and vision of both companies. CoCo becomes the sixth company of the CoPeace holding company portfolio with the strategic investment.

CoPeace is a diversified ESG impact holding company which invests in growing companies demonstrating positive measurable impact and strong fiscal health. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, CoFi, CoMa, and CoSpo (CoPeace Sport), CoPeace offers a wide range of business, marketing, financial, and operational services to for-profit companies demonstrating positive environmental or social impact.

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About CoPeace

CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure.

As a designated Certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large

To learn more about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit copeace.com.


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Colorado Delivers in 2021 MLB All-Star Game Change-Up


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Colorado Delivers in 2021 MLB All-Star Game Change-Up

July 15, 2021


The week-long event spotlighted the state’s social equality and community engagements

DENVER – The 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Week concluded Tuesday in Denver, Colo. Vlad Guerrero Jr. trotted the bases of Coors Field, as a sold-out crowd, celebrated his solo homerun, en route to being named the youngest All-Star Game MVP in league history.

Outside the walls of Coors Field, dozens of organizations shared information about voting rights laws and social equality around the country. The topic became the focus of attention in the months leading up to the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. The game, and its surrounding week-long celebration, were pulled from host-city Atlanta in early April as protest against Georgia’s new law that limits voting access in the state.

CoPeace is proudly located in Colorado and part of the Good Business Colorado organization, dedicated to building a prosperous economy, equitable communities, and a sustainable environment for all Colorado residents. With some of the most progressive mail-in and voter ID regulation in the country, Colorado and its constituents continue to improve access to civic engagement.

CoPeace Sport, or CoSpo, similarly harnesses the power of sport for good, through partnerships and projects designed to achieve lasting positive impact on the community. One of CoSpo’s proprietary tools is Valuation of Impact Brand Equity, or VIBE™. VIBE is designed to place a relative-value score on an athlete’s positive impact on society.

An athlete’s VIBE™ score is only one aspect of their overall brand, but it can significantly impact an athlete’s overall brand equity. VIBE™ scores are based on publicly available information regarding an athlete’s socio-cultural and environmental impact on society — for example, impact activities on global/societal issues, philanthropic work, endorsements, athlete-produced content via traditional and social media, etc.

Throughout the All-Star event, CoSpo highlighted several athletes that are also having an impact off the field. Guerrero Jr., the game MVP, earned a VIBE score of 59.7. Pete Alonso, winner of the Home Run Derby, scored 55.2 on the VIBE scale. For more information about VIBE and CoPeace visit copeace.com.

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About CoPeace

CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure.

As a designated Certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large

To learn more about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit copeace.com.