Just Transitions

Researchers at Croatan Institute are modeling a variety of pathways to a future that transcends today's over-reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels.  These efforts range from designing fossil-free investment portfolios to exploring the requirements for a more robust reinvestment ecosystem to support just transitions beyond extractive economies. 





  • Clean Portfolio Project

    Developing educational fossil-free portfolios using a total portfolio approach to investing in climate solutions.

  • Action on Climate

    Helping investors examine climate change through various interconnected approaches: integrating climate change into your investments; reducing your portfolio’s carbon intensity, investing in climate solutions, divestment; engaging with corporations, and engaging with policymakers.

  • Fossil-Free Investing for an Appalachian Transition

    Exploring the relevance of the growing movement for fossil-fuel divestment and fossil-free reinvestment to the “Appalachian Transition.” 

  • Institutional Pathways to Fossil-free Investing

    Modeling multiple pathways for colleges, foundations, and other endowed institutions to divest from fossil fuels and invest in a more resilient future.

  • Divest-Invest Philanthropy

    Advising foundations on how to divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy economy.

  • Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative

    Developing a framework for institutional investors to invest in clean energy bonds.

  • Navigating Impact

    Helping investors select impact strategies and adopt core metric sets to track performance toward their goals.