“CSRwire Member Spotlight: Man with a Mission”
“A 20-year-long career in capital markets and traditional Wall Street transactions endowed Mike Van Patten with material success, but also a deep and lingering feeling of dissatisfaction. “A long sab!batical enabled me to take an objective look at the world around me, finally creating an insight into how capital could be used to support contemporary social and environmental challenges, rather than simply moving around money for the sake of a financial return that would benefit nobody and nothing in particular,” he comments.
Mission Markets, founded in 2009, is the result. The company exists to create an impact investing marketplace that dramatically increases the flow of capital for sustainable investments, which in turn generates measurable social and environmental impacts intended to improve the human condition and life on earth.”
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-The Mission Markets Team