Investment Portfolio

Impact Company Investments

Kansas City, Missouri

Key features:

• Renewable energy power producer

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

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

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 150+ employees

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

Boulder/Denver, Colorado

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 160+ employees

• Designs and installs solar electric systems

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 127.2)

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)

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 funds that invest 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)

Boston, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Managed by men of color

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

• Provides loans to community-owned natural food cooperatives, low-income cooperative housing developments, and employee-owned companies and other community-based businesses and social enterprises

Berkeley, California

Key features:

• Founded and managed by a woman

• Sources high quality cacao for chocolate makers globally with a “radically transparent” supply chain

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 108.5)

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Managed by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

• Provides a new source of patient and responsive operating capital (using revenue sharing agreements) to farmers and ranchers in the USA who are seeking to transition acreage to regenerative and organic food production

Baltimore, Maryland

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by women

• Manufactures medical devices primarily for markets in emerging economies. Their leading product is Hemafuse, a handheld autotransfusion device that addresses chronic blood shortages globally by enabling clinicians to salvage, filter, and recycle blood from patients during surgery

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Independently owned craft brewery with 25+ employees

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

• 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

Brooklyn, New York

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a man of color

• Offers energy efficient, air source heat pump systems to multifamily building owners for no money down

New York, New York

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a man of color

• Provides developed cloud-based software to help educators, specialists, therapists, school leaders and families with special education needs

Barre, Vermont

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by two co-founders: a veteran and a man of color

• Utilizes indoor, vertical, hydroponic farming techniques to grow year-round, organic (but uncertified) produce for local sale

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

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

Washington, DC

Key features:

• Member-owned purchasing cooperative

• Helps schools, churches, and other mission-oriented property owners reduce their expenses related to purchasing solar electricity, waste hauling, payroll, maintenance, and many other services

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

Biddeford, Maine

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative managed by two women co-founders

• Provides organic, plant-based tempeh that is high in protein, locally made, and friendly to the earth, human health, and animals

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