Does Wall Street Finally Care About Sustainability? Harvard Business Review, January 2018.

“Wall Street doesn’t care.” I’ve been attending conferences on green or sustainable business for more than 15 years, and I’ve worked closely with senior executives at multinationals on sustainability strategy. Through it all, I hear a common refrain: Even though climate change is already creating material risks and opportunities for companies, and expectations from stakeholders about social responsibility are clearly rising, investors aren’t asking CEOs about their sustainability performance. But could that finally be changing?

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The Future of Sustainable and Impact Investing. World Economic Forum, December 2017.

The Future of Sustainable and Impact Investing project aims to build industry coherence and collaboration to accelerate the evolution from the short-term investment mindset to one that focuses on long-term investments and sustainable impact.

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Brandywine-Christiana Watershed Pay-For-Success Project To Bring Up To $10 Million In Private Capital For Farm Conservation Projects. PA Environment Digest Blog, August 2017.

For the past three years, under a grant from the William Penn Foundation, The Nature Conservancy in Delaware and University of Delaware Water Resource Center have worked closely with water companies and municipalities on both sides of the Delaware-Pennsylvania state line to develop the Brandywine-Christina Healthy Water Fund.

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i2 Capital Awarded USDA Conservation Innovation Grant. News from i2 Capital, July 2017.

2 Capital, a specialty finance firm that sponsors structured investment vehicles for the impact investment marketplace, announced today it was the recipient of an $804,672 grant as part of the USDA’s $22.6 million Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to support agriculture and conservation finance innovation. i2 Capital’s project is one of 33 selected to spur innovative conservation initiatives across the country.

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Making Money and Doing Good: Impact Investing is Catching On. CNN Money, June 2017.

Snap, crackle, pop! Next time you hear the sound of Kellogg’s (K) Rice Krispies in a bowl of milk, listen for echoes of a teacher quietly tapping away on a mobile device while assessing a student in real time. W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Mission Driven Investment (MDI) arm in 2010 made a $5 million bridging loan to Wireless Generation, a provider of software to schools across North America. The cash helped supply more schools with real-time mobile technology for teachers to assess students as they work.

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New ecosystem-wide mitigation and conservation banks are enabling large scale preservation and restoration of habitats and species. This innovative approach to private sector conservation aligns environmental, energy and impact investment interests to drive social and financial outcomes. i2 Capital is the principal sponsor of The Upper Green River Conservancy™, the nation’s first Co-Op Conservation Bank™, based in Wyoming.

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Renewable energy development is one of the most compelling and urgent social impact initiatives in the world today. i2 Capital is sponsoring a finance vehicle for utility-scale solar projects in partnership with a leading solar developer.

Advances in education platforms, delivery methods and measurement methodologies have the potential to dramatically improve student outcomes. i2 Capital is sponsoring a finance vehicle to accelerate the most promising outcome-focused solutions and enhance the education innovation ecosystem.

Innovative pay for success models are enabling new scaled conservation initiatives. i2 Capital is sponsoring the Brandywine Christina Healthy Water Fund Pay for Success Mechanism to implement upstream farm-based clean water interventions that benefit municipal water users across the Brandywine Christina watershed in northern Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania.