Research

GIIN Perspectives: Evidence on the Financial Performance of Impact Investments. GIIN, November 2017.

The GIIN’s report, GIIN Perspectives: Evidence on the Financial Performance of Impact Investments, provides investors with a comprehensive review of available research to date on the financial performance of impact investments. The report evaluates over a dozen studies—produced by a wide range of organizations—on the financial performance of investments in three common asset classes in impact investing: private equity, private debt, and real assets, as well as individual investor portfolios allocated across asset classes.

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Private Capital for Working Lands Conservation. The Conservation Finance Network, April 2017.

The purpose of this new report from Conservation Finance Network is to showcase how environ­mental markets do not emerge in a fully functional state but are built incrementally. It also shows how public, private and philanthropic groups each have unique roles to play in con­tributing to this market development over time.

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Upper Green River Conservancy Overview. i2 Capital, December 2016.

i2 Capital aims to establish a scalable, working model for collaborative, market-based landscape level conservation across the American West. The company’s maiden project, the Upper Green River Conservancy, is in Wyoming.

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The impactDEALS Forum: Impact Investing in Conservation. i2 Capital, June 2015.

Investments in support of conservation provide benefits to society in the form of species and habitat protection, maintenance of working landscapes, enhanced provision of ecosystem services (such as clean water, timber, fisheries and carbon sequestration) and activities such as tourism, outdoor recreation and cultural observances.

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The impactDEALS Forum: Impact Investing in Education. i2 Capital, June 2015.

An estimated $1.3 trillion, almost 9% of GDP, is spent annually on education in the U.S. While the lion’s share of this massive expenditure occurs in the public sector, approximately 10%, or $120 billion, represents for-profit education products and services that span early childhood, K-12, postsecondary and continuing education markets.

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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.