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Our research, consulting, collaboration, and convening outputs have many forms. Here you can find our publications and videos of many of our recent convenings.

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Accountability

Debt and Democracy: Social Crisis and Systemic Risk a Decade after the Mortgage Meltdown

In this Croatan Forum session, panelists discuss what is needed to transform the financial sector into a contributor to a more robust economy and country.

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Equity & Inclusion

The Future of Community Finance

The kick-off Keynote Conversation at the inaugural Croatan Forum brought together two important CDFIs, M&F Bank and Self-Help.

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Accountability

Can Green Bonds Flourish in a Complex-Finance Brownfield?

This working paper argues that some financial products labelled “green” or “ESG” embed features that undermine financial sustainability and are thus at odds with the sustainability principles implied in green and ESG product ratings.

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Farm & ForestryFood SystemsResilient Communities

Organic Opportunities

This report tracks their progress, showcases leading examples through case studies, and invites other foundations to come along.

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Business & Human Rights

Making Corporations Responsible

This article argues that the business and human rights movement and the B Corp movement have important things to learn from each other.

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Business & Human Rights

Do Benefit Corporations Respect Human Rights?

This report tracks their progress, showcases leading examples through case studies, and invites other foundations to come along.

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Farm & ForestryFood SystemsFrameworks & Data Analytics

Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes

This paper provides a framework for impact investors as they consider how to invest in issues related to food and agriculture across asset classes.

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Equity & InclusionResilient Communities

Place-Based Investing: Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities

This toolkit outlines a range of strategies for how health systems are using their investment assets to help address the resource gaps that keep communities from achieving better health and well-being.

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Climate SolutionsResilient Communities

Climate-Related Investment for Resilient Communities

This paper explores the rapidly evolving landscape of opportunities to invest in solutions to climate change that pursue both positive environmental and social, community-level impacts.

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AccountabilityFrameworks & Data Analytics

Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends 2016

This year’s report found that sustainable, responsible, and impact investing assets have grown from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 percent.

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Climate Solutions

Mobilizing More for Mission

The paper focuses in particular on the Fund’s fossil free investment strategy, examples of its high impact private investments, and its criteria for ESG investing.

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Climate Solutions

Divest-Invest Clean Fifteen

This publication presents the “Clean 15,” the first fossil-free model portfolio developed by the Clean Portfolio Project.

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