Jonathan Stearns

Chief Investment Officer

Jonathan Stearns has over 20 years of experience in private capital investments in a variety of industries, capital structures and stages of development across the U.S. and Europe. A leader in impact investing, Mr. Stearns has helped to create and launch a number of new investment vehicles, with a focus on women-led platforms. As Managing Director of Stearns Associated Partners, he focuses on socially responsible investing that provides market rate risk adjusted returns and meaningful social and environmental value. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Managing Director of PineBridge Investments. Beginning in 2006, he served as the Managing Director of AIG’s Global Investment Group, where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing private capital investments on behalf of AIG and its subsidiaries. Mr. Stearns previously served as Managing Director of Associated Partners and was its Founding Member, where he managed co-investment portfolios for Abbott Capital. Prior to founding Associated Partners, he served as Managing Director of Abbott Capital Management LLC and served as a Head of the co-investment team, responsible for its direct investments in private companies. Mr. Stearns served as Managing Director and co-Head of Equinox Investment Partners LLC, a private capital investment company, from 1992 to 2001, where he focused primarily on investing in private, middle-market companies. Mr. Stearns received his B.A. in history and political science from the University of the South.

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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.