Our work at the nexus of transformative finance, social equity, and ecological resilience addresses the following cross-cutting topics.

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  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Farm & Forestry
  • Food Systems
  • Frameworks & Data Analytics
  • Climate Solutions
  • Featured Publications and Projects
  • Accountability
  • Resilient Communities
  • Business & Human Rights
Equity & Inclusion

Redirecting Capital to Accelerate Racial Equity Series: Leveraging Cash Allocations

Croatan Institute Senior Fellow Sharlene Brown leads a discussion with community development practitioners on how cash allocations can tackle racial inequities.

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Farm & ForestryFood SystemsFrameworks & Data Analytics

Soil Investment Hub

Croatan Institute is working with WBCSD to develop a guidance report and toolkit to identify the best practices to incorporate soil assets into corporate decision-making and provide mechanisms to mobilize soil investments at scale.

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Farm & ForestryFood Systems

Credit Where Due: Financing a Just Transition to Agroecology in the Aftermath of Brexit

This paper provides an overview of the obstacles and opportunities associated with financing a more rapid transition to agroecology in the UK in the aftermath of Brexit.

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Climate SolutionsEquity & Inclusion

Investing in Climate Justice

Croatan Institute Fellow Christi Electris leads a discussion with investors and activists on how climate investments can have a social impact multiplier effect and advance an inclusive clean energy economy.

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Climate SolutionsFarm & ForestryFeatured Publications and Projects

Clean Portfolio Project

The Clean Portfolio Project takes a total portfolio approach to fossil-free investing in integrated climate solutions.

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Frameworks & Data Analytics

Total Portfolio Activation

TPA provides both a framework and a set of analytical tools to help mission-driven investors understand the specific impact opportunity set that can be pursued across every asset class in their portfolios.

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Injecting Accountability into the U.S. and Global Financial Systems

Financial practitioners, including regulators, must radically improve governance to bolster both the financial system itself and the broader social contract.

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Frameworks & Data Analytics


RAISER is an online research platform that provides investors with the tools to activate more of their assets for ESG benefits.

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Equity & InclusionFarm & ForestryFood Systems

Supporting BIPOC Farmers

Through our agriculture-focused programs including ROADs and OARS, the Institute currently supports BIPOC farmers in North Carolina with financial and technical assistance.

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