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Courageous Capital Advisors is an impact investing advisory firm, led by Laurie J. Spengler, an industry activist, practitioner, board member, frequent speaker and author. We believe that financial capital should be used to build a just, equitable, sustainable, and resilient society for all, our North Star.

Collaborative solutions require teamwork. We stimulate robust alignment and intentional inclusivity between investors and those who seek capital.

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Everyone’s starting point is different. We identify and expand opportunities to take decisive steps, whether initial or advanced, building confidence at every step along the investment lifecycle.

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Investing for positive impact requires an offensive game plan. We structure transactions where the impact objectives are the foundation of every deal.

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Impact Investing Institute: A pathway to action for gender lens investing by Stephanie Dawoud

February 26, 2021
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Invest for Good: How can we solve the problem of people’s fundamental needs, prioritising the likes of access to capital, healthcare and education?

January 21, 2021
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ImpAlph: Community-led COVID recovery, Black-led real estate, climate risk-adjusted indexes, natural capital, ESG improvers

January 12, 2021
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ABOUT LAURIE

Laurie is CEO of Courageous Capital Advisors, LLC, dedicated to generating outsized positive impact by providing targeted strategy, transaction, and governance services as well as expert facilitation.

Laurie has been at the forefront of impact investing, establishing the industry’s first impact investment bank, structuring innovative impact transactions to mobilize capital for leading impact operators such as BRAC and Southern Bancorp, and serving on boards of several first-generation impact organizations. Laurie has a JD from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

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Our Services

Our Services strengthen boards, organizations, and teams. We offer:
Investment
strategy
Transaction design and structuring
Impact performance management
Facilitation and speaking