Ashley Allen Jones

Founder and CEO

As a pioneer in impact investing, Ashley Allen Jones is committed to breaking traditional financial models that separate social and financial returns and aligning capital behind commercial enterprises whose core business activities generate positive social or environmental impact. At i2, she leads the creation and development of innovative financing vehicles to support impact investments across conservation, education, energy and health sectors. Prior to founding i2, Ms. Allen Jones was a Co-founder and Partner in the Endeavor Group, an international consultancy that represents the business, legal and philanthropic interests of a select group of globally influential high net worth individuals and family offices. In that capacity she provided strategic, financial, tax, governance and operational advice and support to a range of cutting edge private and philanthropic initiatives including The Girl Effect (Nike), The Harman Center for the Arts (Harman Family Foundation), Malaria No More (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and youthCONNECT (Venture Philanthropy Partners). Previously, Ms. Allen Jones was a Principal in Women’s Growth Capital Fund, a first generation impact investing/SBIC fund focused on women-owned businesses. Ms. Allen Jones served as a Vice President of Quarterdeck Investment Partners (Jefferies), and as a Senior Associate in the international corporate finance practice of Coopers and Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), where she facilitated a range of global buyout transactions on behalf of private equity firms including the Carlyle Group and Doughty Hansen. She began her career as an Analyst with Alex. Brown & Sons (Deutsche Bank). Ms. Allen Jones earned an MBA with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and a BA in American Studies from the University of Colorado. She is originally from Lander, WY.

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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 sponsoring Citron Solar, a multi-use land conservation and clean energy development company that maximizes natural resource values on large scale agricultural and ecologically sensitive lands.