Good Returns is a new form of philanthropy that enables businesses to do more good and promotes sustainable solutions to our world's greatest problems.
Our “Cycle” program drives capital from businesses and corporations into problem-solving, sustainable organizations - called Impact Organizations - in order to serve humanity.
Participating companies provide capital to Good Returns in the form of an interest-free loan. Good Returns constructs a financial guarantee for every dollar and distributes the capital as interest-free loans to top vetted impact organizations. The impact organizations use the capital to scale their sustainable programs and generate more impact. After one year, the capital is returned through Good Returns to the participating businesses. This new and unique model enables businesses to commit more resources and drive more impact while unlocking new value for companies, impact organizations, and the world.
In addition to financial resources, Good Returns understands that one of the major challenges facing impact organizations is being able to tell their story to more people.
We’ve built a unique “Chapter” process to capture the impact being created by the recipient organizations through film, photo, and narrative. We compile the stories into one digital location and then share them with the businesses’ customers, employees, and stakeholders to drive engagement and increase awareness about the work being done. Additional resources such as donations, investments, volunteers, and expertise are accessed through the pre-existing channels of the business. Since the Cycle program specifically connects businesses with impact organizations, the network is uniquely positioned to facilitate a meaningful storytelling process.
Good Returns measures the results of each chapter and how those results correlate to direct impact. Through Chapters, we’re showing that on-the-ground impact can be achieved by more than just financial commitments. By leveraging platforms that already exist, powerful stories can be shared in a way that creates value for everyone involved.