We give voice to the world’s changemakers.

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Creating the world’s first circular economy for plastic waste by building a scalable investment pipeline that paves the way for institutional capital.

There is no silver bullet. Solving for one of the planet’s biggest, most persistent crises – the scourge of plastic waste and its harmful effect on our oceans, our environment and the climate – calls for an entirely new playbook.

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The leading wealth manager in impact investing is transforming how we invest and give to make the world work better for all of humanity’s 7.8 billion people and the planet.

Align Impact is focused on creating highly bespoke solutions for clients by developing a strategy personal to the issues that matter to clients and implementing it across the entire portfolio.

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Spring Lane Capital is a private equity firm focused on filling existing financing gaps to spur high growth infrastructure that can power our sustainable future.

Confluence Partners has worked with Spring Lane Capital since the firm’s launch in 2017 and has focused on raising the firm’s visibility amongst current and potential investors. We have successfully announced two fund closures as well as a variety of investments.

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A first-of-its kind endowment driving lasting change for women and girls by placing women at the center of its investment thesis to deliver market-rate returns and outsized impact outcomes.

The research is unambiguous. There are enormous financial benefits from financial leadership and innovation decisions that are inclusive of women— benefits that show up as better performance and financial rewards across investments in all asset classes.

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It is rare to come across big, bold, investible ideas that have the potential to upend how we all think about investing. Intrinsic Exchange Group (IEG) is one such exciting young company.

Confluence Partners worked with IEG on the launch of their company and the NYSE announcement. IEG knew that a concept as complex and unfamiliar to Wall Street would require a PR firm with a deep grounding in financial and impact concepts to create a narrative that could be easily digested by journalists. Confluence stepped in to answer the call.

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The leading, independent law firm behind some of today’s most innovative and complex impact investing transactions. Among the many dozen service providers in impact, RPCK is the law firm that stands out.

Perhaps more than any other, RPCK is creating the pathways for impact investing to scale by architecting innovative, often first-of-a-kind transactions that marry big firm corporate finance expertise with deep and authentic knowledge of the needs of impact investors and entrepreneurs.

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Capturing the promise of sustainable investing means championing the true change makers of tomorrow.


e can see the shift all around us. From climate change to infrastructure to social justice, our biggest environmental, social and governance challenges have broken through to our business, political and societal discourses like never before.

The winds may finally be in the backs of impact investors seeking to transform our society by championing investments that drive compelling financial and social outcomes.

As Wall Street and Main Street wake up to the enormous potential of multiple bottom-line investing, new entrants are crowding into the marketplace, further confusing an already noisy space. ESG investors, mainstream finance, regulators and other capital markets stakeholders struggle to distinguish the changemakers from the opportunists, promised impact outcomes from greenwashing and the investment solutions that can deliver true alpha.

For the asset managers, advisors and impact enterprises with truly innovative, investible and scalable ESG solutions, standing out from the pack has never been more difficult – or more important.

We exist to give voice to the world’s changemakers who bring the ideas and skills necessary to power the world of tomorrow.

We have been working at the heart of impact since 2013 and specialize in finding creative ways to help our clients’ innovative, differentiated solutions rise above the noise in a crowded, confusing sector. 

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Senior practitioners singularly focused on driving business objectives.

We are experts at using the levers of communications to propel a business forward. Our unique model is founded on the conviction that communications – when tied closely to business objectives – is a critical driver of the success of an enterprise.

Our differentiator is very much the talent of our people. Our team of senior practitioners brings perspectives informed by our previous careers in law, finance, journalism, business and politics, so we can provide our clients with advice that goes beyond communications and ties directly to their corporate strategy and operations.

We have proven ourselves working alongside thought leaders, innovators and challengers across many industries, but particularly those in impact investing, finance and philanthropy.

Clients come to us when they have a more complex story to tell, when they are breaking new ground in their sector, transforming their business or seeking to redefine their brands.

In short, our clients seek differentiated solutions and often come to us when they have tried more traditional PR approaches and have found them lacking.

We are highly strategic, creative and equal to any challenge, and prefer to be viewed as part of your team rather than as outside advisers.

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Confluence brings a unique understanding to advising investment management businesses on media relations strategy and implementation. David Press' experience as a securities lawyer is a key differentiator. The entire Confluence team excels at understanding why an investment management firm and strategy are different and how those differences benefit investors.

Jeffry Brown – CEO of Azimut Alternative Capital Partners

Confluence Partners – their name really tells you who they are. They are your partner in having your strategy and communication meet. Confluence Partners has been shoulder to shoulder with our firm, advising and assisting us so our communications tie back to and drive our company's strategic goals. They are creative, thoughtful and experts at understanding how to translate our mission, vision and values to the audiences that matter. All of their efforts are directed towards our intention as a business. They are truly great collaborators.

Jenn Kenning – Founder and CEO, Align Impact

It’s been great working with Confluence over the past few years as our firm has launched and grown now through two funds. Their team has been able to help us raise our profile and get out key messages effectively across multiple audiences. And having a communications partner that is both strategic-minded and has a legal background has been really helpful for keeping things efficient amidst an increasingly complex compliance environment. They’ve been a joy to work with.

Rob Day – Co-Founder, Spring Lane Capital

Our partnership with Confluence Partners has been key to our understanding of the power of clarity of mission and messaging. The collaborative work with the team of deeply knowledgeable experts led to a number of firsts which strengthened our presence in the market. The team’s knowledge of, and deep networks in the asset management world provide excellent leverage that delivers strong ROI.

Patience Marime-Ball – Founder and CEO, Women of the World Endowment

I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been able to partner with Confluence when I founded Circulate Capital. Thanks to their thought partnership, messaging expertise, writing skills, and media relationships, we were able to rapidly position our firm as an industry leader. Confluence makes us look and sound good, and they continue to build our reputation in ways that differentiate us and land us both investors and potential portfolio companies.

Rob Kaplan – Founder and CEO, Circulate Capital

Our work in impact investing

We understand the drivers of impact

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ESG or impact investing? Concessionary or market rate returns? Blended finance? What should I know about impact outcomes? Greenwashing?

Our connection to impact investing is authentic and deep. We are proud to work alongside some of the most forward-thinking leaders and enterprises that are shaping the contours of impact investing, helping them define their brands, build adherents and reorient the conversation about the purpose and possibilities of capitalism.

Our clients span the capital stack in the private and public markets and include:

/ asset managers;
/ private equity, venture capital and hedge funds;
/ large financial institutions;
/ financial intermediaries,
/ wealth managers;
/ not-for-profit enterprises and philanthropies;
/ impact companies and start-ups.

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