Beartooth Capital: Conserving Wide Open Spaces

Western ranches present iconic American images of cowboys and cattle, homes on the range and purple mountains majesty. Those images have been fading for decades, as the West’s wide open spaces have been degraded, encroached and subdivided. Now, investors in Western ranches are finding another way to make money: conservation. Beartooth Capital, based in Bozeman,

Building the Infrastructure Investment Pipeline

We’re facing a $1 trillion funding gap in U.S. infrastructure spending befor the end of the decade. The country loses an estimated $280 billion each year because of crumbling roads, bridges and water pipes. And $50 billion in infrastructure investment capital (over the next five years) was represented in the room at last week’s Infrastructure

CREO Investors Pledge $300 Million for Environmental Impact

Environmentalists are claiming their seats at the impact investing table. Nearly a dozen wealthy families are announcing today that they have committed to invest a combined $300 million over five years in commercial ventures in the areas of climate, energy, health, food and sustainability. The commitments were gathered by the CREO Network, a grouping of

Three Gender Lenses Bring Women Into Focus for Impact Investors

Access to capital. Workplace equity. Products and services that affect the lives of women and girls. In “The Rise of Gender Capitalism” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Sarah Kaplan and Jackie Vanderbrug cite Root Capital, Village Capital and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as examples of three distinct but interrelated lenses that can

Unitus Seed Fund: Attracting Elusive HNWIs to Impact Opportunities in India

Just when many fund managers are throwing up their hands in frustration at the reluctance of affluent individuals to write checks comes a sign that it may indeed be possible to get rich folks to actually commit to impact investing. Unitus Seed Fund, based in Seattle, announced it has closed its $20 million fund for