Meaghan McGrath

Meaghan McGrath
Senior Strategy Associate at Agriculture Capital Management
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2016 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2016

Meaghan is a Senior Strategy Associate at Agriculture Capital Management. She is interested in developing solutions to improve environmental health and enhance natural resource management. At Yale, she studied approaches that help private and public enterprises profitably achieve environmental and social outcomes. She has a particular interest in utilizing financial tools to advance working landscapes and improve water resource management.

While at Yale, Meaghan interned with Patagonia where she helped manage $20 Million and Change, the company's internal VC fund and supported Patagonia's new business units. During her first summer at Yale, Meaghan interned with Sonen Capital, a socially and environmentally focused investment firm, identifying investment opportunities, analyzing industry trends, and conducting financial and impact due diligence. Prior to Yale, Meaghan worked at Blue Earth Consultants where she worked with nonprofits, private foundations, and state agencies to design, develop, and evaluate projects and programs with an emphasis on ocean and coastal resource management.

Meaghan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned a BA in Environmental Studies and a BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. As an undergraduate, Meaghan studied Amazonian resource management and human ecology in Belém, Brazil and interned at the Colorado Conservation Trust. In her spare time, Meaghan enjoys skiing, running, and general adventuring.

Authored Articles

Report: Sustainable Farmland Investment Strategies

With the rise of impact investing, there has been a jump in investment strategies promoting sustainable agriculture. This project attempts to understand the subset of farmland investors employing sustainable agriculture strategies by focusing on the following questions. Do sustainable farmland investments deliver financial, environmental and social returns? If yes, to what extent? How are those returns realized?