We identify growth stage environmentally net positive businesses that support innovative, profitable solutions that contribute to all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and directly help achieve the environment-related goals.
These businesses have the ability to make positive change to both our environmental and social landscapes. These businesses can also change our behaviours, change our economies and can grow into the scaled businesses of tomorrow – broadly used, consumed and shared – with sustainability at their core.
We take a holistic approach to assessing each investment opportunity for both strong IRR and Environmental Rate of Return (ERR) – our quantitative measure of environmental impact – without compromising either.
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Business model is proven, repeatable, globally scalable, and has a positive environmental impact
Businesses must generate consistent earnings or EBITDA of >$1M, or can otherwise demonstrate a strong commercial adoption and clear path to repeatable and growing earnings
Environmental results are core to the business and revenue model
EcoInvestors has developed a quantitative Environmental Rate of Return (ERR) to measure environmental impact, alongside IRR.
ERR + IRR = real environmental impact and real returns.
We apply our environmental principles, and the quantification and measurement of 6 environmental categories to derive an investment’s ERR. We also use ERR in the screening, diligence, risk management and ongoing assessment of our investments. An underlying principle is that positive environmental impact results in social co-benefits, which will be measured and tracked concurrently. Here's our rationale:
Highly Consistent - with process, data, analysis and reporting across the industry
Measurable Value - quantitative with clear methods of assessment and target outcomes
Always Net Positive Environmental Impact - with each investment and portfolio as a whole
Broad Scalability - with proven product, service or technology to help achieve environmental SDGs
Attribution - of impact creation and associated timing to our involvement
Long-term Durability - sustainability of impact created over time
6 Environmental Categories
Land and Ocean
Innovative financial products
tools or technology to drive sustainability
in investment decisions
across supply chains
loans, factoring, insurance for small producers in large value chains
Environmental asset credit in voluntary or regulated regimes
biodiversity/environmental mitigation banking
nature-based climate change mitigation through carbon credits
water trading systems
sustainable agricultural practices
supply chain efficiencies and sourcing protocols
protect core areas and alleviate fishing pressure
create efficiencies in supply chains
assist in replenishing fish stocks and creating sustainable seascapes
•in situ or land-based approaches that deliver food security without negatively impacting the surrounding environment
storage and distribution
Innovative, but proven, products and methodologies
reduce dependency on fossil fuels and greenhouse gases
displace or replace traditional “polluting” practices
supply chain efficiencies
Strong financial returns on debt and on equity per annum
Reduce GHG emissions
Reduce deforestation and reliance on fossil fuels
Increase health of oceans, forest and wildlife
Support sustainable management of forests and oceans
Improve access to clean and sustainable energy, water and food sources
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.