How We Support Earth Day 2022

It’s our mission to make Earth Day every day by connecting institutional capital with sustainable investment strategies that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. There are many effective programs that you can consider to support Earth Day, but keep reading to see who we support…

Illicit Financial Flows: Fighting Grand Corruption

Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) describe the movement of money that is illegally acquired, transferred or spent across borders. They can vary by origin, complexity and intent, but they all have the same eroding effect on a country’s tax base, particularly for resource-rich developing countries which do not have the means to invest in public health, education, and sustainable development. These assets represent vast untapped wealth in the form of civil claims arising from historic grand corruption and fraud which belong to governments and their people. 

PACTA: The Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment

The ‘Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment’ (PACTA) was launched in 2018 by the 2° Investing Initiative (“2DII”) to measure the alignment of stocks, bonds and bank loans with a range of climate scenarios under the Paris Agreement. By aligning portfolios with the Paris Agreement, financial institutions can help limit global temperatures to 2 °C (2.7 °F) above pre-industrial levels.

How Much Will It Cost to Reach Net-Zero by 2050?

How Much Will It Cost to Reach Net-Zero by 2050?

A new McKinsey & Co study estimates that the global economy needs to invest $9.2 trillion dollars annually to curb emissions and reach net-zero by 2050. That’s at least $3.5 trillion more annually than is currently being invested in low-carbon and fossil fuel infrastructure. These findings suggest that nations and corporations will need to ramp up decarbonization efforts fast.

Impact Litigation Strategy

This organization is a first-in-market global litigation impact strategy focused on recovering assets stolen from low- and middle-income countries. They are dedicated to assisting democratic, anti-corruption-focused governments in their fight against corruption by providing funding and support for civil enforcement and asset recovery. They treat claims as assets, purchasing the claims from the sovereign government, which invests side by side with impact investors and patient capital to maximize enforcement.

Key Takeaways from COP26: Glasgow Climate Pact

Key Takeaways from COP26: Glasgow Climate Pact

The COP26 summit is now concluded after two-weeks of negotiations among world leaders to curb climate change. The result of these talks is the introduction of the Glasgow Climate Pact, officially agreed to by nearly 200 national signatories. Some are calling this agreement a success, others a failure, and many say it’s somewhere in between. We outline the key takeaways from the Glasgow Climate Pact so you can decide for yourself.

Blended Finance Climate Strategy

With anchor funding and first-loss coverage from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the world’s largest climate fund, the goal of this Blended Finance Climate Strategy is to catalyze long-term climate investment at the sub-national level for mitigation and adaptation solutions through a transformative financing model (20% public / 80% private). The strategy’s Global’s business model is designed to attract primarily private institutional investment and to deliver certified climate and Sustainable Development impacts and Nature-based Solutions at global scale (SDGs, NbS).

Emerging Market Private Debt

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 Solutions Public Equity Strategy

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.