Making Charleston Economically, Socially, and Environmentally Sustainable
for All of Its Residents
Because Charleston is the global headquarters for In Place Impact, we want to make sure it becomes the global exemplar of how business and economics can be used to build communities that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable for all residents.
Below are some of the ways we use our free cash flows and personal time to achieve our purpose.
In order to expand Impact Studies at The College of Charleston and within our community, we ask our clients to donate (tax deductible) 20% of our fee directly to the College of Charleston Foundation.
During our 4 year association with the school, we have achieved the following:
Designed, help fund, and help teach an accredited (6 credits) Impact Entrepreneurship and Investing class at The School of Business, College of Charleston
Designed, funded, and teach a free Community Impact Entrepreneurship Class that over 400 residents have taken.
Started a free Impact Incubator for Impact Entrepreneurs
Designed an undergraduate major in Impact Studies (Investing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Measurement)
Designed a concentration in Impact for the MBA program
Our founder is the Impact Expert in Residence at The College of Charleston
Founded an Endowment at The School of Business, College of Charleston to launch a Center of Impact Studies
Taken Impact focused students to speak at the United Nations (during UN Week)
Designed the annual Charleston Impact Day conference and donated it to The School of Business at The College of Charleston. The first event was completely sold out (400 people)
Our founder started the Rebecca & Stuart Williams Impact Scholars program at the School of Business, College of Charleston
Start Up Boot Camp for Impact Entrepreneurs
- Validate ideas through proof of concept methodologies
- Identify and find early adopters
- Create a brand
- Design, launch and measure cause marketing and branding campaigns
- Design a company to scale
- Manage a business
- Put together and present professional pitch decks
Our purpose is to make business and economics the catalysts for eradicating poverty. This is why we give so much back in the areas we do, and why, In Place Impact has been set up the way it is.
The Impact Ecosystem Economists and Architects at In Place Impact, are global experts in the design (or redesign) of impact focused ecosystems purposed to drive predetermined positive returns for all of their stakeholders.
Impact Economics is a design that incorporates every stakeholder within a community, ecosystem, or culture.
Using the thesis of “Making A Profit While Making A Difference” as its core, Impact Economics leverages Impact Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, Impact Management, Impact Measurement, and Impact Community Enterprise Zones, to create new paradigms of circular economies that are helping Charleston become socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. Impact Economics also embeds social change architecture and sustainability to create environments where social, racial, economic and environmental justice become standard achievements.
Cumulatively, the global consultants at In Place Impact have been working on such a design for more than 50 years, and on 5 continents. Between 2010 and 2013, In Place Impact piloted a program designed for the country of Paraguay. In 2015, 2016, and again in 2018, The World Economic Forum voted Paraguay as the "most positive country in the world".
Each summer, In Place Impact holds a free retreat at the College of Charleston for anyone wishing to learn more about Impact Economics. To apply to attend Impact Economics 2019, simply use the button below, and put Impact Economics 2019 in the subject line to start the journey to making your community socially, economically and environmentally sustainable for all of its stakeholders.
Impact Economics - growing and fortifying communities against the debilitating effects of social, environmental, and economic disparity.
In Place Impact is a community of people and a network of consultants who wish to help people innovate solutions for the social and environmental problems we face today. Through our corporate citizenship, and the use of Ethical Community Economics, we strive to make a difference both through what we do as a company and how we serve as individual people, personally and professionally.
To work at In Place Impact, our Impacters must sign the following pledge:
1. I will be a good person
2. I will always treat others the way I wish to be treated
3. I will always get A for effort
4. When I am able, I will do the same for someone else one day
In summary, there is no right way to do the wrong thing. That is why for us, it is all about "Making A Profit, While Making A Difference".