Real Impact. Real Returns.
The environment has been shouldering the cost of global development for a long time.
- Science, Sept 2018
in vertebrate populations
- WWF Living Planet Report,
- Nature, Oct 2018
as soon as
- IPCC Special
Report, Oct 2018
year to meet
environment-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
- UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2014: Investing in the SDGs
when global warming exceeds 1.5°C
- IPCC Special
Report, Oct 2018
Public and philanthropic capital are important in addressing these problems, but are insufficient.
Flexible and private capital focused on long-term, high-quality and values-aligned investment opportunities are therefore required to bridge the annual $1-2T funding gap.
Invest in environmentally and socially positive projects that support innovative, profitable solutions that can contribute to all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and directly help achieve the environment-related goals.
We assess and invest for both strong IRR and Environmental Rate of Return (ERR) – our quantitative measure of environmental impact – without compromising either.
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A timely (re)connection
Hari helped guide over 300 environmental conservation and economic development projects around the world and saw firsthand the magnitude of sustainability challenges. He came to realize that donations and public funding alone could not address them sufficiently – real dollars needed to flow.
Alex completed many complex public and private market transactions but had a personal desire to get off the conventional private equity spinning wheel and create an investment firm that could make our world a better place.
Meanwhile, a combination of technical innovation and regulatory change, alongside a public awakening to the scale of environmental challenges, created a breeding ground for environmentally positive business solutions that are highly competitive.
In 2018, nearly 20 years after first meeting in university, Hari and Alex discussed their seemingly disparate career paths and realized that in partnership they could accelerate environmental impact at scale through flexible, private investments.
Doing well and doing good are no longer mutually exclusive, nor do they require compromise.
EcoInvestors Capital: Real impact and Real returns.
15+ years in creating sustainability solutions across asset classes and industries producing profit and impact.
15+ years structuring and executing complex, creative equity and debt investments and building asset management firms.
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>U$5B advised or invested
300+ impact projects from design to exit
Hari Balasubramanian, Co-Founder
Hari is driven by impact and the goals are clear: a healthy planet, stable climate, abundant and diverse wildlife, prosperous communities and flowing, clean fresh water; not as a cost to society, but as under-recognized business value.
As a senior impact professional, he has worked with 300+ projects in 60+ countries and influenced ~$2.5B in sustainability oriented financing.
Alex is passionate about the environment, spending his winters on snow and ice in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia, and his summers in lakes and forests in Ontario.
As a senior investment professional and lawyer, he has completed many complex public and private market transactions.
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Real Impact and Real Returns.
We're in for the long haul.
Investing long-term (8-12 years).
Structuring financing based on fit and need.
Extensive and responsive global network.
Implementing on the ground solutions with organizations and companies.
Deep environmental and financial expertise.
We're built for success.
Proprietary metrics, diligence and risk management.