Impact Investment – for Beckon this means investing in social enterprises, built environment and circular economy projects that directly impact peoples' lives for the better.
Social Enterprises – a business applying commercial strategies to make improvements in the economic, social and environmental well-being of people while also providing financial returns to shareholders.
Patient Impact Capital – investing in businesses or projects that positively impact the community, without expecting a quick profit and instead anticipating substantial returns over the longer term.
Built Environment – for Beckon this means investing in man-made physical spaces that are designed for health, wellbeing and environment benefits for the people using them and the communities they reside in.
Impact Investor - an investor who is actively conscious in choosing investments with measurable, positive externalities
Impact Modelling – scenario analysis of economic and social longterm outcomes from current actions
Community – a group sharing interests, values, goals and/or characteristics. These groups often face similar challenges and problems that have the potential to be solved.
Transparency – operating in a way where all actions and decision are observable from outside the business
Cost of Capital - rate of return required to persuade the investor to make a given investment. This is usually equal to the opportunity cost of investing elsewhere with the same risk and return
Terms you’ll hear when you are getting your business investment ready
Pitch-Deck (Pitch) – a persuasive sales/business presentation that contains a basic summary of the project. This should answer most of the points included in “What do you need to get finance”. Also, once you complete the Nexus questionnaire you have a strong foundation for a pitch document. Link to question form.
Unique Value Proposition – how your service or product is uniquely meeting a specific customer group’s need compared to what is currently on offer
Business Plan - a document demonstrating the feasibility of a prospective new business and providing a roadmap for its first years of operation.
Scope of Work – a schedule of milestones, reports, deliverables and end products.
Financial Modelling -process of creating a summary of a company's expenses and earnings in the form of a spreadsheet that can be used to calculate the impact of a future event or decision.
Capability Building - development of business skills, tools, processes and systems. These are part of business’ planning and structuring. Nexus can guide and review how effective these are in your enterprise.
Business Structuring – setting up your business for the best outcomes now and preparing for the future. Nexus provides you with financial mentoring for business strategy and planning.
Investability – the ability of a project to generate investment interest and to handle possible investments
Some terms used when working with us
Valuation - determining the value of something. How much is someone willing to pay for it, how much is it worth now, how much might it be worth in the future?
Engagement - an agreement of terms in the relationship between Nexus Initiative and your project, including scope of work and billings.
Fundraising - seeking capital through investment from Nexus Initiative or 3rd parties facilitated or assisted by Beckon Capital.
Data - information that can be examined and considered for the decision-making process - from human insights and big data sources.
Impact Dashboard - an easy and accessible measurement tool we will set up together to track and report on the impacts your business is achieving. This will be for your benefit and the benefit of your investors.