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A Note From Michael Whelchel, Big Path Capital Founder & CEO

When Big Path Capital was launched in 2007, our goal was to advance an expansive economy built on natural, social, and financial capital. Sixteen years later, this path has led us to support a stakeholder economy where business is conducted not only for profit but also for impact. I’m incredibly proud of the company’s accomplishments as we’ve helped take what was once an idea into a mainstream movement.

Using business as a force for good is at the forefront of our work at Big Path Capital. This month, we were pleased to celebrate this with several other purpose-driven leaders in the local B Corp community at the first in-person BLD Southeast event. Read more about this below, and take a look at where we’re headed next. I look forward to meeting you on the path soon.

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Meeting Fellow Purpose-Driven Business Leaders at BLD Southeast

As a company rooted in the value of connections, Big Path Capital was thrilled to be a part of the first in-person BLD Southeast event with fellow Certified B Corporations. The two-day B Leadership Development event in Raleigh, North Carolina included mainstage and networking sessions, workshops and speaker panels, and other opportunities to connect with fellow purpose-driven business leaders. Read more.

What We’re Tracking

Green Sprouts Sale to O2C Brands | Big Path Capital was the sole advisor to Green Sprouts in their recent sale to O2C Brands. Founded over 40 years ago by Becky Cannon, Green Sprouts has been a pioneer in sustainable, innovative baby products. Read more.

ESG and B Corps: Speaking Up for Business as a Force for Good | B Lab U.S. & Canada recently offered a webinar to help B Corp leaders learn more about the ESG policy debate and how to discuss ESG impact improvement as a B Corp. Watch it here.

Racial Justice Investing Sign-on Letter Opportunity | In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action programs in colleges, Republican Attorney Generals sent a letter to Fortune 100 CEOs encouraging them to end DEI efforts under the guise of them being discriminatory. Join Big Path Capital and B Lab U.S. & Canada in supporting Racial Justice Investing’s response to this factually inaccurate letter, as well as to communicate expectations that corporations maintain their stated commitments to DEI and racial equity. Sign the form by October 6.

Team Highlights

Patrick McDonald and Rebecca Jablonsky Celebrate Two Years at Big Path

Patrick McDonald is an invaluable asset to our small team. As Associate, he consistently demonstrates his keen intelligence and strong work ethic while strategically highlighting our client’s impact, strengths, and story through financial models and marketing materials.

As our Private Equity Execution Assistant, Rebecca Jablonsky is the glue that holds the Placement Agency team together. She does an incredible job coordinating meetings and logistics, managing a continuous stream of data, and, of late, has stepped up to support our technology infrastructure.

Christie Lange Joins Panel for “Positioning Your Sustainable Business for an Exit Strategy”

Director of Investment Banking Christie Lange joined an esteemed panel for Morgan Stanley’s Women & Wealth Series. The webinar “Positioning Your Sustainable Business for an Exit Strategy” offered expert advice for entrepreneurs of high-growth companies on how to develop a strategy to finance and capitalize their companies and develop purchase or sale strategies.

Meet Us on the Path

  • October 13: COO Adrianne Gordon joins the Virtual B Network Leaders Summit
  • April 15-17: Save the date for MO Summit 2024 in Austin, TX! Early Bird registration and additional details will be announced soon.

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