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People are really into impact investing. Fast Company, June 2018.

The amount of money being invested in “world changing causes” doubled in the last year–to $228 billion.

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Impact Investors Hold US$228 Billion in Assets, Barron’s. June 2018.

The relatively young market for impact investments—those that seek to have a positive effect on the environment and society—is continuing to expand at a steady pace as more players enter the market, the Global Impact Investing Network reported in its latest snapshot of the market released late Tuesday.

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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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Penn’s Education Startups Learn How To Build Good Companies. Philly.com, February 2017.

When Ireland’s Litmus, an artificial-intelligence tutoring app for math students, wanted a place to validate its product and grow into a business, its founders came to Philadelphia. The company, founded by Keith Mthunzi and Patrick Devine in September 2015, wanted the guidance of leaders in educational technology, or “ed-tech,” and turned to the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

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

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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.

Renewable energy development is one of the most compelling and urgent social impact initiatives in the world today. i2 Capital is supporting multi-use land conservation and clean energy development that maximizes natural resource values on large scale agricultural and ecologically sensitive lands.