In Place Impact

In Place Impact is the only organization in the world that uses Impact Economics so that in the normal course of helping ALL community stakeholders achieve and exceed their goals, it naturally helps communities become economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL residents. It is all done through business and economics, no one is asked to give up or donate their gains, and it has a heavy focus on helping communities attain the United Nations SDGs. Furthermore, as factions of our country call for more Profit at the expense of Purpose and vice versa, we know that there is a way to have both.

  • Impact Economics is founded upon Inclusive Capitalism and it:
  • Helps business leaders delivery the highest and most sustainable corporate profits while creating increased positive impact for their communities and the environment
  • Provides ALL other community stakeholders with a seat at the economic table
  • Drives "wins" for each stakeholder, however when one "wins", they all "win" because in today's world win-lose is actually lose-lose
  • Increases economic vibrancy throughout all segments of a community
  • Empowers ALL community residents to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of an inclusive sustainable future
  • Embraces Impact Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, and Impact Measurement
  • Removes capital flow choke points
  • Is self-funding
  • Helps fund the attainment of the SDGs
  • Uses business and economics to fight poverty
Once it reaches a global scale, Impact Economics has been designed to be the catalyst for following annual impact:
  • Generating over $2 Billion each year to help fund and expand Impact Studies (consequential learning) and SDG studies in Colleges and Universities
  • Contributing over $600,000,000 to community-based Impact Investment funds
  • Teaching 2,500,000 people Impact related studies
  • Launching 2,000 community built, Impact focused innovations purposed to help attain one or more of the SDG's
  • Helping 500,000 businesses embrace and benefit from Leadership and Management through the lens of Profit and Purpose
Headquartered in Charleston, SC, and after two successful 5-year pilots, we are now rolling out our model across the world. In order to create the biggest possible "In Place" impact, we have designed a Certification model that aligns with the thesis of "Make A Profit, While Making a Difference". Our father is still our role model and is still very much leading the charge. If you want to read more about him you can visit his LinkedIn profile, or this recent article on him "The Person Who May Have Improved Capitalism". Kind regards, Emily, Alexander, and Olivia Williams.


Our purpose is to empower over 6,000 people with the knowledge, tools, information, and contacts they require to help their communities become economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL of their residents.

By using a new form of community centric economics, founded upon inclusive capitalism, Impact Economics includes every community stakeholder in a circular economy that raises economic vibrancy across all socio-economic segments.

For the past 60 years, the majority of any focus has been on fixing the effects of poverty and exclusion, as opposed to the root cause. After a two-year global study, In Place Impact found the root cause to be lack of economic vibrancy and as such, its purpose is to use Impact Economics to increase economic vibrancy, thereby fixing the cause, and in time, eradicating the effects.

“Empowered inclusion equates to greater resiliency, and greater resiliency equates to a sustainable future”

Communities must focus on providing circular systems that include all stakeholders, and where anyone can participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable future.

Stuart Williams

Founder & Chairman, In Place Impact

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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In Place Impact wants to certify 300 people by the end of 2022; 1,750 by the end of 2025; and 6,000 by the end of 2030 in Impact Economics. Each person certified will start their own businesses to embed Impact Economics within their own communities.

Activities & Initiatives

The world tends to focus on finding solutions for the effects of poverty, but rarely does it focus on the cause. Out two year global study clearly shows the cause of poverty as a lack of economic vibrancy due to the fact that capitalism is not currently inclusive. We are not focused directly on the effects that usually accompany a lack of economic vibrancy, e.g., hunger, health, education, homelessness, crime, gentrification, etc., etc., as although important, the still exist because the cause has not yet been fixed. The key to increasing economic vibrancy in any community is inclusion, as inclusion begets resiliency, and resiliency is the only platform upon which a sustainable future can be built. Our commitment therefore, is to use inclusive capitalism as the bedrock for Impact Economics, which is designed to increase economic vibrancy in all community segments, thereby, eventually reducing the effects of minimal, zero, and negative economic vibrancy. Our work can be seen here

Measures & Targets

Our metrics and targets are broken into short, medium and long term goals. Short Term – by December 31st 2022

  • Certify at least 200 people in the untied states and at least 100 people from other parts of the world in Impact Economics

Mid Term – By December 31st 2025

  • Certify at least 1,000 people in the untied states and at least 750 people from other parts of the world in Impact Economics

Long Term – By December 31st 2030 (Our Potential Scale) Certify at least 3,000 people in the untied states and at least 3,000 people from other parts of the world in Impact Economics causing them as global cohort to annually generate the following:

  • $2Billion to fund impact studies in schools
  • $600m to fund community-based Impact Investment Funds
  • Launch 2,000 Impact Focused Innovations purposed to Make A Profit While Making A Difference (focused on helping the communities they are launched in attain one or more of the SDGs)
  • 2.5million people taking Impact Studies classes
  • Create 600,000 Impact related jobs
  • Accredit 500,000 companies using In Place Impact’s unique Corporate Impact Index
  • Help drive global attainment of the SDGs

We are able to measure our progress because our Impact Economics Certified Consultants must report on how:

  • Much of their consulting fees are redirected by their clients to the local Educational Institutions and Impact Funds they partner with
  • Many companies go through the free Impact Incubator they run in their communities
  • Many students take the accredited Impact Studies classes in the Educational Institutions they partner with and how many community residents take the free Impact Entrepreneurship class they run in their community
  • Many people are employed by the Impact Focused companies they help launch through the free Impact Incubator they run
  • Many companies they accredit
  • Their community is mapping against attaining (locally) the SDGs

Impact Economics is a fully inclusive, community-centric, economic model that uses inclusive capitalism as a foundation. Every segment of a community is represented, and there are initiatives for each that drive positive benefits. However, one one segment benefits, it is not left to happenstance that all benefit. This video will allow anyone to see how Impact Economics works, why our goals and outcomes are what they are, and how  we can measure them.


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Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.