Impact investing is tackling problems from poverty to global warming. Learn more about the changes investment dollars are helping to finance in communities worldwide.
Beartooth Capital invests exclusively in western ranch lands to generate financial returns and real conservation results. Through partnerships with a wide range of conservation players, they are able to capitalize on opportunities to create both ecological and financial value. Read more
Developing World Markets (DWM) is an asset manager and investment bank dedicated to making socially positive investments to promote sustainable economic and social development on a global scale. DWM believes that the private sector and capital markets can and should be utilized to create positive economic and social change, and are often the most effect catalysts for doing so. DWM works globally. Read more
EcoE II provides expansion capital to small community-based businesses that encourage the sustainable use of natural resources, support livelihoods, mitigate climate change and protect environmental services. Examples include organic agriculture (including apiculture, aquaculture and community-based energy), ecotourism, sustainable forestry, and non-timber forest products. A pioneer in impact investing, EcoE II builds on the experience of EcoEnterprises Fund which was established in 2000. EcoE II offers investors the opportunity to generate financial gains with positive environmental and social returns. Read more
Lyme Forest Fund III is an equity fund that invests in US timberland in order to earn a financial return while protecting wildlife habitat and water quality and sustaining local forest-based economies. Read more
MicroVest was created to help build capital markets serving individuals at the base of the economic pyramid. MicroVest is a capital-mobilizing intermediary providing debt and equity investments to low-income finance institutions. Since launch in 2003, MicroVest has made over $200m in investments in 29 countries with 68 different institutions. Read more
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Renewal2 invests in companies that provide products and/or services enabling people to live more sustainably. With a focus on early stage businesses, typically Renewal2 is the first investor (or one of a group of first institutional investors) moving capital into underfunded sectors that are the forefront of social and environmental innovation. Read more
Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that is pioneering finance opportunities for environmentally sustainable grassroots businesses, such as coffee farmer cooperatives, artisan associations and private enterprises in rural areas of developing countries. Read more