OF THE FUTURE
We design and manage investments to build economies of the future.
These economies generate financial returns and value for more than a select few. They will protect and preserve the planet, benefit people from all cultures and communities, and incentivize innovations that contribute to economic resilience and sustainability. We believe that this work doesn’t have to take place over generations, it can scale today.
We base our work on the following core beliefs:
Investments, and the broader capital system, only truly succeed when they are financing economies that are good for people and the planet and returning value to investors and ecosystems.
A collaborative, transparent, diverse, and inclusive approach to designing and managing capital helps to generate value, increase returns in the long term and decrease risk.
Blended capital uncovers markets that were previously deemed uninvestable, enables partnerships with a wider group of investors, and facilitates a whole systems approach to investing for impact.
Nascent economies and markets – across multiple geographies – or economies undergoing important transitions offer the strongest opportunity to foster greater connection, innovation, and trust.
What WE DO
Whether alone or with partners, we manage investment funds that are good for people and the planet and that return value to both investors and the entrepreneurial ecosystems they're supporting.
In our approach to investing we prioritize stewardship, integrity, transparency, humility, and collaboration as guiding values.
We work alongside our sister company SecondMuse, leveraging its extensive experience building inclusive economies and supporting systems’ innovation around the world. Together our broad network of industry, corporate, community, and public sector partners create lasting value for the companies and funds in which we invest.
Our current active focus is on climate innovation ventures across the USA and Canada as well as local businesses and economic development in South West Florida.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DESIGN
To advance our development of inclusive economies, it is not enough to invest through traditional investment structures that themselves have been designed and are governed through exclusive processes.
Our Future Economy Lab is a global research and design lab that creates financial and investment mechanisms, as well as collaborative strategies to support economies and innovations that are both sustainable and inclusive.
As part of our design work, we deliver holistic landscape analysis, investment product design, stakeholder alignment, investment sourcing, and de-risking strategies, engaging a wide range of stakeholders along the way.
Our past and active labs span a variety of themes and focus areas, including climate economy, abundantly investing in Girls of Color, collective ownership organizations, and K-12 education.
Who WE WORK WITH
We work with visionary investors, governments, corporations, foundations, founders, and community partners to navigate, invest in and collectively build 21st-century economies.
Manager, Future Economy Lab Jessica works with the Future Economy Lab, our global research and design lab that innovates the financing and development of new economies. Her role involves facilitating a collaborative learning process that engages communities and stakeholders to co-design financial mechanisms and models for more inclusive and resilient economies. Prior to SecondMuse Capital, Jessica was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia focused on economic empowerment and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems while respecting local culture, customs, and contexts. She also supported several grassroots ecosystem-building efforts across Sub-Saharan Africa in the sectors of innovation, arts and culture, and social entrepreneurship. Jessica began her career as a strategy and execution consultant at JPMorgan Chase & Co. She holds a Professional Certificate in Futures Studies and Speculative Design from The New School's Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Psychology from Wellesley College. Jessica believes that mental model paradigm shifts are essential to systems change efforts, and she is passionate about amplifying the work of social innovators who are influencing and changing dominant cultural narratives. When Jessica isn’t at work, she loves to challenge herself and her worldview through solo travel. She constantly seeks experiences of awe that make her feel small and more connected to the world around her.
Future Economy Lab, Abundantly Investing in Girls, Femmes, and Gender-Expansive Youth of Color receives $500,000 investment from Goldman Sachs, One Million Black Women Initiative
The Future Economy Lab: Abundantly Investing in girls, femmes, and gender-expansive Youth of Color, a joint lab between Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC) and SecondMuse Capital announced today a $500,000 investment from Goldman Sachs’ One Million Black Women Initiative (OMBW). The investment from the OMBW initiative will be leveraged to support a fellowship of girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth of Color between the ages of 13 and 24 by co-designing a financial mechanism(s) that increases investment and economic justice for Black, Indigenous, and other communities of Color.