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A Pioneering Environmental Impact Bond for DC Water (Updated)

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) created an innovative municipal bond that covers the downside risk of using green infrastructure to control stormwater runoff. By offloading risk of green infrastructure to investors, the utility created financing for a new approach- and time to get right. Now other...
You can also read a river as a bundle of food, filtration, resilience and job creation.

Asset managers have rapidly affirmed biodiversity's value to capitalism. Is there froth ahead? 

Reaching for the Canopy: Two Partnerships Grow Institutional Interest in Natural Capital

Two recent investment projects are raising significant money to try to show that taking natural capital investment to the next level is not only possible, but potentially a key piece for future institutional asset managers to include in a balanced portfolio. No matter how you slice it, to get a...
Markets for a range of grains can grow widely and quickly

Businesses big and small can drive growth for regenerative growth across a range of crops. 

Show Me the Money: Making a Downstream Market for Diverse Regenerative Crops

In the words of the great agricultural philosopher Liza Minnelli, “Money makes the world go round.” Most stakeholders RAI interviewed across agricultural supply chains, especially farmers, want to grow crops and raise livestock in a sustainable way. Yet this desire to minimize environmental harm is not feasible if it creates...
Mangroves in Florida

Mangroves on Florida's Manatee River / Rick Schwartz / CC BY-NC 2.0

Mainstreaming Blue Carbon to Finance Coastal Resilience

Blue carbon could be crucial in facilitating both private and public capital investment in coastal and marine ecosystems. The blue carbon market is, at present, still nascent. Governments and international institutions are revising methods of monitoring carbon to include blue carbon and develop structures to encourage private investment in blue...

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