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If a business lacks a formal statement of its social and/or environmental mission, or investors want changes in the language of such a statement, requiring the description of the mission, in a formal written agreement or statement, at the term sheet stage may be helpful.

Sample language for an agreement on mission statement not yet reached at the time of investment

Within [X days or X months] after the Closing, the Company and the Investors shall agree upon a written statement of the Company’s [social and environmental purpose] OR [the impact goals of the Company and the investment].

Sample language for a mission statement agreed upon at the time of investment

The Company and the Investors have agreed upon the Company’s [purpose or goal definition] OR [the shared goals or goal definition] OR [the goal definition contained in Exhibit X], and mutually intend to support this purpose and the achievement of these goals

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