14. Life Below Water

SDG 14: Life Below Water

Sustainable Development Goal 14 calls for sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. Learn more about SDG 14 and related impact strategies!

What is Sustainable Development Goal 14?

The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. 

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution, and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries. 

Saving our ocean must remain a priority. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.

SDG 14 Impact Investing Strategies:

Below you will find our list of current offerings that support this sustainable development goal. 

This female-founded Manager seeks to generate competitive financial returns PLUS positive economic, social and/or environmental impact by providing financing to Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”) in very select high-growth developing economies with stable political climates and reliable legal systems. All of their borrowers map to at least one of the UN SDGs + conform to the IFC’s exclusion list + meet local and international laws and respective practices + are in compliance with local environmental, labor, health, safety and business laws +commit to identify and track various bottom-up impact metrics, as defined by the GIIN’s Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) metrics.
Climate change is a defining issue of our time. In 2012, this Manager launched their Climate Solutions Strategy, a portfolio of companies focused on producing climate mitigation or adaptation solutions that they believe will outperform equity markets over the long-term. They believe that companies positioned alongside environmental sectors have the potential to significantly outperform the broader equity market over the long-term.
This Long / Short Equity Strategy with ESG integration is a female-led, fundamental-based, U.S. focused, multi-sector long/short equity strategy utilizing the co-founders’ experience running low net and a commitment to short selling, coupled with integrated ESG research and independent thinking, to pursue asymmetric risk/reward and strong alpha generation.

About Impact Capital Partners

At Impact Capital Partners, our mission is to connect institutional capital with the growing impact investment market to address the world’s most pressing challenges. By utilizing impact investments, institutional investors are able to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. We are constantly finding new impact investment opportunities in both emerging and developed markets, targeting market-rate returns. Schedule a call with us HERE if you’re interested in learning more about our impact opportunities.

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