Global Impact Investing Network and Symbiotics present the first comprehensive analysis of the financial performance of private-debt impact investment funds. The analysis shows that, in general, private debt funds seeking positive impact can offer very stable returns across various private debt...
Environmental Defense Fund and K·Coe Isom AgKnowledge, a managerial accounting service for farmers and ranchers, teamed up with three Midwestern grain farmers to study how the adoption of conservation practices affects farm budgets.
Source: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
To help producers cope with the high levels of risk and constant changes that are inherent to farming, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers producers both direct and guaranteed loans to help start, manage and grow their businesses.
“The growing effects of inequality and climate change on market sustainability mean major fiduciaries are thinking about how they can incorporate impact into their investment strategy,” said Amit Bouri, head of the Global Impact Investing Network.
Senior Vice President of Conservation Ventures at The Conservation Fund (and CFN Advisory Committee Member) Evan Smith oversees programs that invest in green business and working forests to generate both economic and environmental return.
Near-shore fish farms have created a host of environmental problems. Now, United States aquaculture advocates – backed by mainstream conservation groups – are saying that locating well-run operations out in the ocean could produce sustainable food and protect wild stocks.
State wildlife agencies and the country's wildlife conservation system are heavily dependent on sportsmen for funding. Money generated from license fees and excise taxes on hunting and angling equipment provide about 60 percent of the funding for state wildlife agencies, which manage most of...
Addressing the illegal trade of wildlife products requires a targeted and scalable approach that utilizes innovative financing mechanisms to draw on philanthropic and impact capital to drive improvements in protected-area-management effectiveness.
By simply paying their taxes, United States citizens are helping protect some of Earth’s most threatened and charismatic animals. But these vital funds are in jeopardy due to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which includes deep cuts to species-conservation programs.