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High-Growth Investing in Alternative Proteins

By Ines Ajimi & Jaishree Singh | Agriculture, Blog, Environment

From growing fodder to cow husbandry, animal agriculture is one of the most polluting sectors of our economy, contributing over 47% of the total greenhouse gas produced by American’s food consumption. It is also a mature industry. Over the past few years, “alternative proteins” have emerged as a high-growth, low-carbon…

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Investment Appetite Surges in Opportunity Zones

By Rohini Mukherjee | Blog, Economic Development

There has been a lot of buzz about the potential for Opportunity Zone Funds ever since they were mandated by Congress through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Investors can defer capital gains taxes by investing in Opportunity Zone Funds, which invest in designated under-developed areas to rebuild…

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Sustainable Finance from Farm to Fork: Impact Investing in Farmland

By Michele Demers | Blog

The cycle of farm industrialization degrades fertile soil, pollutes water systems, reduces biodiversity and requires intensive energy production to yield crop growth. As consumer awareness of the environmental and health drawbacks of these production methods grows, demand for more sustainable practices has increased. About three-quarters (73%) of consumers buy organic…

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The ABC’s of Data-Driven Impact Investing

By Michele Demers | Blog

Despite rising interest in impact investing, impact measurement has been unclear, and companies and funds lack the right tools to drive better reporting and transparency. An investment is only as strong as the data on which it relies. And now, state-of-the-art machine learning can be widely applied to impact investing, giving…

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Green Bonds or “Greenwashed”?

By Michele Demers | Blog

As the green bond market hits its stride, investors need to be aware of the how “greenwashing” can plague the field. Although touted as environmentally friendly, many green bonds are not as “green” as they appear. Impact investors must ensure they don’t stray into “greenwashed” products and drive capital towards…

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