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 & ForestryFood SystemsFrameworks & Data Analytics

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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Climate SolutionsFarm & ForestryFood Systems

Clean Portfolio Project

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

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Featured Publications and ProjectsFrameworks & 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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Accountability

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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RAISER
Frameworks & Data Analytics

RAISER

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 & ForestryFeatured Publications and Projects

Financial Health Investment Project

This project aims to increase the financial health of Black and other minority farmers and landowners through online financial coaching workshops supplemented by one-to-one coaching. This work will help build strong financial systems that lead to greater resilience and improved access to wealth-building opportunities for these farmers.

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Equity & Inclusion

REEFS: Racial Equity Economics Finance Sustainability

To grow opportunities in Black and Brown communities, significant long-term investments are necessary.

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Equity & InclusionFrameworks & Data Analytics

Total Portfolio Activation Tools for Racial Equity Investing

To grow opportunities in black and brown communities, significant long-term investments are necessary.

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Equity & InclusionFeatured Publications and Projects

Strengthening the BIPOC Pipeline (BLAISE)

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. 

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Equity & InclusionFarm & ForestryFood Systems

Navigating Impact: Sustainable Agriculture

Strategy overview, evidence map, and core impact metrics for the sustainable agriculture Navigating Impact theme.

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AccountabilityFrameworks & Data Analytics

Sustainable and Responsible Investment Trends

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.

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Farm & ForestryFood SystemsResilient Communities

Grassland 2.0

Grassland 2.0 is a collaborative group working to develop pathways for increased resilience through grassland-based agriculture.

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