NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Watershed Capital Group, a leading boutique consulting firm working exclusively with impact and sustainable funds and companies, today announced its new name: Big Path Capital. The change represents both the global scope of the company's reach and the dynamic state of the impact investing sector. As Watershed, the firm founded and developed the Impact Capitalism Summit, the Five Fund Forum, and the global Impact & Sustainable Trade Missions with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Big Path Capital is exclusively focused on impact investing in which mission-driven companies and investments lead to SmarterMoney+ - maximum return coupled with maximum impact.
"Big Path Capital is harnessing the opportunity being recognized by an expansive number of companies, funds, and investors that impact investing is a contender in the financial markets. Impact investing has demonstrated a measurable strategic advantage, namely mission grows margins and purpose builds profits," said Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Shawn Lesser.
"In 2007, we recognized the old economy, driven by the single gear of profit maximization had reached a dead end. It was a moment of reckoning in which we formed Watershed Capital with the vision to advance an economy built on natural, social, and financial capital. Today this new path, conducting business for profit and impact, represents the largest investment opportunity of our era. Big Path Capital is proud to be forging the path," said Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Michael Whelchel.
About Impact Investing
Impact Investing is rapidly growing investment strategy that seeks to generate positive financial, environmental and social returns. J.P. Morgan estimated that global impact investments exceeded $50 billion in 2010 and predicted that invested capital in the impact investing market could reach $400 billion to $1 trillion by 2020.
About Big Path Capital
Big Path Capital is a boutique consulting firm assisting impact and sustainable companies and funds in raising capital, executing mergers, acquisitions and transactions, and evaluating strategic financial options. Entrepreneurs, companies, and fund managers seek out Big Path Capital to scale sustainable solutions that lead to competitive advantages and long-term value creation. Big Path Capital hosts the annual Impact Capitalism Summit – the largest gathering of investable assets focused on SmarterMoney+ - maximizing impact, maximizing return across asset classes. Learn more at www.bigpathcapital.com.
SOURCE Big Path Capital (formerly Watershed Capital Group)