Investment Portfolio

Impact Company Investments

Evanston, Illinois

Key features:

• Organic farmland real estate investment trust (REIT)

• Purchases and converts farmland for organic agriculture

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 135.2) and public benefit corporation

Boulder/Denver, Colorado

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 160+ employees

• Designs and installs solar electric systems

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 121.4)

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 150+ employees

• Sells fair trade coffee and chocolate from small farmers in developing countries

Portland, Oregon

Key features:

• Sustainable forestry investment fund

• Purchases and manages forestlands in the Northwestern US for financial, ecological, and social returns

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 152.0)

Kansas City, Missouri

Key features:

• Renewable energy power producer

• Acquires, constructs, and operates solar, wind, and biomass power plants throughout North America

Seattle, Washington

Key features:

• Net-zero energy home construction fund

• Builds infill net-zero energy homes in urban Seattle and Portland

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 80.1)

New York, New York

Key features:

• Venture capital fund that invests solely in women and people of color founders

• Fund management firm is majority owned and managed by people of color

Hanover, New Hampshire

Key features:

• Fund that invests in conservation assets

• Focuses on carbon mitigation banks, forest carbon sequestration, and targeted conservation real estate investments

Canada and The Netherlands

Key features:

• Private equity firm that invests in impact companies in developing countries

• Utilizes Certified B-Corp (B Impact Score = 121.8)

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Holding company for natural product brands

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 88.2)

Durham, North Carolina

Key features:

• Impact venture capital fund that invests solely in impact companies

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 88.2)

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Key features:

• Arts and entertainment group comprised of 200+ artists

• Creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 80.2)

Tampa, Florida

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman of color

• Works with businesses and utilities to be more energy efficient by improving building energy performance and grid optimization

La Farge, Wisconsin

Key features:

• Farmer-owned cooperative comprised of 2,000+ family farms and 900+ employees

• Sells organic food nationwide on behalf of its farmer-owners

San Francisco, California

Key features:

• Organic farmland real estate investment trust (REIT)

• Purchases and converts farmland for organic agriculture

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 86.2)

Portland, Oregon

Key features:

• National organic food distributor owned by a Perpetual Purpose Trust with 220+ employees

• Distributes organic food throughout the Northwest U.S.

New York, Nicaragua, and Argentina

Key features:

• Non-profit that serves stakeholders in North America and South America

• Invests in and provides technical assistance to employee-owned cooperatives in low-income communities

California

Key features:

• Crowdfunding platform that focuses on raising values-aligned capital for entrepreneurs from underserved demographics (e.g. women and people of color)

• 100% woman owned and managed

• Public Benefit Corporation (B-Corporation certification pending)

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Independently owned craft brewery with 25+ employees

• Co-owner of one of Kachuwa’s subsidiaries and commercial properties

• Utilizes Certified B-Corp (B Impact Score = 82.6)

Tucson, Arizona

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 50+ employees

• Designs and installs solar electric systems

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 135.1)

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman

• Provides services for distributing, collecting, washing, and re-using insulated, stainless steel cups as an alternative to single-use cups

Durham, North Carolina

Key features:

• Woman-managed regional organic food distributor

• Distributes organic food throughout the Southwest U.S.

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 117.5)

Marina del Ray, California

Key features:

• Offers banking, investment, and insurance options that are screened to avoid fossil fuels, private prisons, and guns

• Certified B-Corp (B Impact Score = 128.0)

Brookline, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Listening skills platform focused on literacy instruction

• Majority-owned and managed by women

• Uses contemporary National Public Radio (NPR) podcasts to advance learning and literacy among students

San Francisco, California

Key features:

• 501(c)(3) non-profit impact venture capital fund based in California

• Invests in start-up impact companies owned by women and people of color, and provides technical support to help them grow and become certified B-Corporations

Providence, Rhode Island

Key features:

• Nonprofit, U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

• Provides small-dollar personal loans and one-on-one financial & health coaching to tackle poverty, foster upward mobility, and reshape the predatory loan industry

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Print and digital media company

• Majority-owned and managed by women

• Publishes a magazine focused solely on sustainable business

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 166.5)

North Vassalboro, Maine

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 12+ employees

• Distributes organic food that’s grown on small, local farms

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Free-standing birth center and women's health clinic

• 100% women- and employee-owned cooperative

• Provides an alternative to hospitals via certified nurse midwives to assist women with pregnancy care, education, and personalized childbirth experiences

Cashton, Wisconsin

Key features:

• Multi-stakeholder cooperative owned by employees, farmers, customers, investors, and vendors

• Produces and sells maple syrup products harvested on small, local farms

Boston, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 25+ employees

• Brew pub in downtown Boston with a $15 minimum wage

Hayward, California

Key features:

• Owned and managed by a woman of color

• Produces non-diary, plant-based foods

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