News & Press
July 1, 2019
Good Returns Releases 2019 Impact Update
Dallas, TX - July 1, 2019 - Good Returns released its 2019 Impact Update, showcasing the impact being created by its currently deployed impact loans, or Cycles. The Cycles were disbursed over the past year to organizations sustainably addressing key social issues including poverty alleviation, women’s empowerment, and the effects of incarceration.
October 30, 2018
ORIX Corporation USA and Good Returns Announce Funding for Organizations that Promote Economic Empowerment
Dallas, TX – October 30, 2018 – Good Returns, in partnership with ORIX Corporation USA (ORIX USA) and its foundation, announced today that three Texas-based impact organizations received funding to scale their work in helping underserved communities. The capital, which is being deployed as part of a new program the two partner companies launched earlier this month, comes to each organization in the form of a one-year, interest-free loan. With a focus on economic empowerment in the Dallas area, this funding is expected to develop employment opportunities for members of the community that each organization serves.
October 25, 2018
Impact investing: This organization helps companies do more with their philanthropy
Corporate philanthropy has long been a tenet of the North Texas business climate as companies, executives and employees regularly donate to causes that benefit the community. But the traditional approach of making donations each year to worthy causes is now being tested by a new model: impact investing. And with that, a new question is being asked: Can more people benefit overall with what companies are currently giving?
That’s where Good Returns steps in to help. The social enterprise, based in Deep Ellum and run by Salah Boukadoum and Kyle Lukianuk, concentrates on mobilizing money donated by companies to benefit the most people possible. It has a distinct model that marries finance and success stories to tackle some of society’s most pressing problems.
October 17, 2018
Good Returns and Inverdale Capital Management Surpass $10 Million in Guarantee Program for Impact Investors
Dallas, TX – October 17, 2018 – Good Returns, the Dallas-based hybrid social enterprise whose unique philanthropic model for businesses helps create sustainable social impact, and Inverdale Capital Management, an asset management firm focused on alternative investments, today announced that they have raised more than $10 million in funding for their Guarantee-Investment-Values Strategies (GIVS).
September 5, 2018
Good Returns Launches New Program with ORIX USA That Will Change How Corporations Give Back
Unique Model Enables ORIX USA to Reinvest Funds and Make a Greater Impact on Communities
Dallas, TX – September 5, 2018 – ORIX Corporation USA (“ORIX USA”), through its foundation, announced today that it will deploy $250,000 in capital to Good Returns in the form of a one-year, interest-free loan, or “Cycle." This Cycle, which is Good Returns’ first-ever with a multi-national corporation, will utilize the capital to help impact organizations scale sustainable programs that align with the ORIX Foundation's key focus areas of basic needs, children, education, empowerment, health and veterans.
June 5, 2018
Good Returns Announces Capital Cycle with Esperanza International
Program Will Provide Capital and Support Services to Women Entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic
Dallas, TX – June 5, 2018 – Good Returns, the Dallas-based hybrid social enterprise whose unique philanthropic model for businesses helps create sustainable social impact, today announced a new impact capital program with Esperanza International. The unique one-year program, called a “Cycle,” will expand Esperanza International's capacity through capital and awareness-building. This Cycle will support up to 128 women entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic, and it has the potential to directly impact the lives of an additional 514 individuals in communities throughout the country.
May 8, 2018
Good Returns & Inverdale Capital Management Launch Innovative Guarantee Program For Impact Investors
Dallas, TX – May 8, 2018 – Good Returns, the Dallas-based hybrid social enterprise whose unique philanthropic model for businesses helps create sustainable social impact, and Inverdale Capital Management, an asset management firm focused on alternative investments, today expanded their existing partnership by announcing the launch of their Guarantee-Investment-Values Strategies (GIVS). In addition to targeting a financial return, GIVS take into account an impact weighting and provide guarantee capacity for impact lending programs.
April 10, 2018
Good Returns Group Secures $1 Million Funding from Inverdale Capital Management
Asset Manager Backs Social Enterprise’s New Model of Philanthropy
Dallas, TX – April 10, 2018 – Good Returns Group, the Dallas-based social enterprise whose unique philanthropic model for businesses helps create sustainable social impact, has secured $1 million of funding from Inverdale Capital Management, an asset management firm focused on alternative investments. The capital will enable Good Returns to serve the needs of its larger clients and strategically grow its impact programs.