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

Report on US Sustainable Investing Trends 2022

This year’s report identified $8.4 trillion in total US sustainable investment assets under management using a modified methodology.

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Food Systems

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture Infrastructure Across Value Chains

Panelists discuss the specific financing needs of regenerative agriculture infrastructure businesses and how to implement innovative capital solutions.

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Food Systems

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture Infrastructure Across Value Chains

This report identifies finance opportunities and pathways to build resilient value chains for regenerative farms.

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Farm & Forestry

Investing in Regenerative Fiber Value Chains

This conversation highlights the gaps and opportunities to invest in regenerative fiber farms and infrastructure, from cotton and hemp to wool and leather, reshoring domestic textile production in the United States.

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Equity & Inclusion

Redirecting Capital to Accelerate Racial Equity: Leveraging Public Equities

Croatan Institute Senior Fellow Sharlene Brown leads a discussion on public equities provide additional opportunities for investing with a racial equity lens. 

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Equity & Inclusion

Redirecting Capital to Accelerate Racial Equity: Leveraging Fixed Income

Croatan Institute Senior Fellow Sharlene Brown leads a discussion on how fixed income investments provide additional opportunities for investing with a racial equity lens. 

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AccountabilityFrameworks & Data Analytics

Ten Years of Total Portfolio Activation: A Conversation on Amplifying Impact across Investment Asset Classes

Croatan Institute co-founders Joshua Humphreys and Christi Electris lead a special conversation on the occasion of the ten-year anniversary of the initial publication of “Total Portfolio Activation.”

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Accountability

ESG Assessments: Helpful, Harmful, or Irrelevant?

Croatan Institute Senior Fellow Bill Harrington leads a conversation on what is and is not effective in how ESG investing is used to make improvements to natural and social systems.

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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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Farm & ForestryFood Systems

Soil Investment Guidance Report

This report aims to support food and agriculture companies to invest in impactful, high-value, and long-term solutions for healthy soils along their supply chains and beyond.

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Equity & Inclusion

Redirecting Capital to Accelerate Racial Equity: Leveraging Venture Capital

Croatan Institute Senior Fellow Sharlene Brown leads a discussion on the power and opportunity that the venture capital industry has to tackle racial inequities through their portfolio allocations.

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