Investing

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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Bringing Impact Investing Down to Earth: Insights for Making Sense, Managing Outcomes, and Meeting Client Demand. Money Management Institute, June 2015.

Today, the sophistication of the financial markets far exceeds what could have been imagined only a few decades ago, offering products and services tailored for every investor’s needs. Yet, they may miss the real risks to investors’ well-being, which are systemic and long-term: climate change, financial instability, and inequality are significant investment risks, not just societal risks.

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Impact Investing: A Primer for Family Offices. World Economic Forum, December 2014.

Impact investing has become a popular topic of discussion, not only with
the mainstream media but also with mainstream investors. Yet while impact
investing has entered the mainstream mindset, many investors with the
enthusiasm and means to engage meaningfully in impact investing lack the
informational resources to do so.

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The Bottom Line Investing For Impact On Economic Mobility In The U.S. The Aspen Institute, November 2014.

The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S. recognizes the importance of learning from all sectors in tackling any challenge. Specifically, it builds on opportunities in the growing impact investment field. The report draws on the lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security.

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Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy Can Galvanize Impact Investing – and Why It’s Urgent. US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, June, 2014.

A movement is afoot. It reaches across sectors and across geographies, linking small-business loans in Detroit with community development financing in Delhi. It has animated a generation of entrepreneurs and captured the imagination of world
leaders. It links the social consciousness of philanthropy with the market
principles of business. It’s about how the power of markets can help to scale
solutions to some of our most urgent problems.

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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.