Croatan Institute Wins Major Award for Soil Wealth

With support from a $700,000 USDA Conservation Innovation Grant, Croatan Institute will lead a two-year $1.5 million project to unlock new financing to expand regenerative agricultural systems and improve rural resilience across the United States.

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Soil Wealth Report Released: $47.5 Billion Now Explicitly Targeting Regenerative Agriculture

On July 10, a team of researchers from Delta Institute, Croatan Institute, and the Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS) released a major new report for investors, agriculture practitioners, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists on financing regenerative agriculture.

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Reflections on the 7th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held every November in Geneva, might be a victim of its field’s success. Business and human rights (BHR) has emerged as a topic of study and practice in the past 20 years, and has taken off since the 2011 endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), whose 47 member states are mandated to promote and protect human rights globally.

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New Trends Report Released: Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Hits $12T

The US SIF Foundation's 2018 biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends, released today, found that sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) assets now account for $12.0 trillion—or one in four dollars—of the $46.6 trillion in total assets under professional management in the United States. This represents a 38 percent increase over 2016.

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Announcing the Inaugural Croatan Forum: October 2-4, 2018

The Croatan Forum is a new gathering for people to engage in deep discussion of pressing issues at the critical nexus where finance, sustainability, and economic development intersect.

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Organic Opportunities: Special Briefing from the Field in Northeastern NC

On March 21, 2018, Croatan Institute presented a special briefing on the release of "Organic Opportunities," a major economic development prospectus for expanding the regional value chain associated with organic food and agriculture in Northeastern North Carolina.

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