Research

Sizing the Impact Investing Market. Global Impact Investing Network, April 2019.

The Global Impact Investing Network’s Sizing the Impact Investing Market report, provides an in-depth analysis of the current size and composition of the impact investing market. The GIIN estimates the current size of the global impact investing market to be $502 billion.

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The Alpha in Impact. A Tideline Publication with Impact Capital Managers, December 2018.

For years, stakeholders in the impact investing field have debated whether investment managers can consistently deliver market-rate financial returns while achieving meaningful and measurable social or environmental impact.

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Sustainable Signals: Asset Owners Embrace Sustainability. Morgan Stanley, July 2018.

Sustainable investing has gone from a niche investment idea to attracting enough
capital to start having an impact on global challenges at a meaningful scale.
Globally, more than $22.8 trillion are invested sustainably, representing more than
$1 in every $4 under professional management.

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Case Study: Can A Water Fund Bring New Dollars for Watershed Restoration? Open Space Institute, June 2018.

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative, an ambitious effort to protect water quality for 15 million people, comes with equally ambitious funding needs. In the Brandywine-Christina watershed, one of the eight focus areas, a partnership of conservation organizations, public, and private utilities are seeking to build on a few million dollars in foundation support by establishing a $1.5 — $10 million revolving local water fund to catalyze upstream restoration work.

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Impact Investing & Donor Advised Funds: Guidance for the Savvy Donor. American Endowment Foundation, April 2018.

Impact investing, broadly defined as investing for the purpose of generating both a social or environmental as well as a financial return, continues to grow in popularity. Impact investing can also include the use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in making investment decisions. Donor advised funds (DAFs) can prove to be a useful tool for impact investing, provided that donors and their advisors are aware of certain points before making these investments.

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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.