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
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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Climate SolutionsEquity & InclusionFarm & Forestry

Amplifying Impact through Collaboration and Community

Croatan Institute Senior Fellows Sharlene Brown and Joshua Humphreys lead a discussion on collaborative strategies for amplifying social and environmental impact.

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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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Equity & InclusionFeatured Publications and ProjectsFrameworks & Data Analytics

Capital at a Crossroads: Redirecting Capital to Accelerate Racial Equity

Since the events of 2020, our nation has arrived at a crossroads. To create a more equitable future for all Americans, our nation must address our history ridden with racial inequities that have unleveled the playing field.

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