OUR WORK

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

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

Pink Hill Project

Starting in 2020, Croatan Institute has worked closely with a partner across 400 acres in Pink Hill to assist with active land management, USDA technical assistance, conservation finance, and market access.

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Equity & InclusionFarm & ForestryFood Systems

North Carolina Soil Wealth Areas

Soil Wealth Areas are new place-based financing districts that connect regenerative agriculture producers and value chain businesses with aligned capital and technical assistance, creating a magnet for regional soil health and community wealth investments.

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Resilient Communities

Eastern NC Resilience Project

Croatan Institute is partnering with Working Landscapes to support a disaster resilience planning project in Eastern NC on behalf of the Upper Coastal Plain and Eastern Carolina Councils of Government.

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Equity & Inclusion

Re-Allocate

Re-Allocate encourages investors and capital allocators to pursue racial equity investing within their investment portfolios. The goal of the campaign is to encourage investment managers and decision- makers to reallocate 15% of AUM over three-years to invest in America’s emerging majority.

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Soil Wealth

Soil wealth encompasses the constellation of benefits that result when we build healthy soil and community wealth through regenerative and organic agriculture.

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Farm & Forestry

FOREST Act Letter of Investor Support

Croatan Institute is working alongside the WWF and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) to garner investor support for the Fostering Overseas Rule of Law and Environmentally Sound Trade (FOREST) Act

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Equity & InclusionFarm & ForestryFood Systems

Soil Wealth Areas

Soil Wealth Areas are new special purpose financing districts that help connect farmers and entrepreneurs with technical assistance and mission-aligned capital providers that value the social and environmental benefits associated with conservation, equitable food and farming systems, regenerative agroecology, and resilient rural communities.

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Farm & Forestry

Building Agroforestry to Improve Water Quality

Croatan Institute is supporting this work through the development of a comprehensive agroforestry financing guidebook that will highlight capital opportunities that align with agroforestry.

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Farm & Forestry

Agricultural Lender Education: Closing the Financial Information Gap in Conservation Agriculture

This project involves providing the agricultural finance community with information about the benefits of conservation and regenerative agriculture practices.

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Food Systems

Regenerative Agriculture Infrastructure Finance

This project will identify finance opportunities and pathways that work to build processing, distribution, and market infrastructure for regenerative farms.

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Equity & Inclusion

Redirecting Capital to Accelerate Racial Equity Webinar Series

Today, the investment community must be collaborators willing to invest transformative capital in communities of color — both to address historical wrongs and seize future opportunities — that bank on the full potential of all citizens in this nation. This series showcases investable opportunities across asset classes.

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Soil Investment Hub

Croatan Institute with WBCSD developed 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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