To grow opportunities in black and brown communities, significant long-term investments are necessary.
We are developing an initiative, the BIPOC Leaders Advancing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy (BLAISE) program, which will expand opportunities for students in HBCUs and HSIs with an interest in social impact and finance to gain knowledge, skills, and networks.
Croatan Institute joined The Mixing Bowl, USFRA, and WBCSD in releasing a new report that identifies opportunities to find new sources of capital to accelerate the adoption of climate-smart agriculture.
The report examines farmer and rancher barriers to practice adoption, the current state of climate-smart soil technology, financial mechanisms available to farmers and ranchers as well the investment case for including agriculture in the broader portfolio of net zero economy investments.
Panelists explore opportunities and challenges to investing in communities of color to support entrepreneurship, wealth-building, and greater professional inclusion.
Croatan Institute is collaborating with Basil's Harvest and the Bionutrient Association to create an evidence-based story of research to support regenerative agriculture in the Heartland.
Croatan Institute is pleased to announce that Athena Owirodu has joined Croatan Institute at the end of 2020 as our newest analyst.
On Monday, November 16th, Croatan Institute joined the US SIF Foundation in releasing its 2020 Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends. The Trends report has become the leading go-to resource on the state of sustainable investing in the United States. This year's report identified more than $17 trillion in sustainable investing assets at the beginning of 2020.
The Trends report includes analyses of community investing, shareholder advocacy, and integration of environmental, social, and governance criteria across all asset classes among US-domiciled funds.
This year's report found that sustainable and impact investing (SRI) assets now account for $17.1 trillion—or one in three dollars—of the $51.4 trillion in total assets under professional management in the United States.