Shrimp and Sea Cucumber Farms Offer Models for Aquaculture Investments

From shrimp in Mexico to sea cucumbers in Madagascar, pioneering NGOs are testing new approaches to open ocean aquaculture that emphasize environmental stewardship and increasing local wealth — and lay the foundation for financially investable models. In the Gulf of California, Olazul, or “blue wave,” is prototyping small-scale, pod-like shrimp farming enclosures to grow local shrimp species on native feeds, like

‘Impact Alpha’ Opportunities in Wastewater

“One of the largest opportunities we see right now is in the wastewater market, where a waste stream, such as cow manure, is converted into multiple revenue streams, including energy, fertilizer, animal bedding, water and renewable/tax credits. “ Ben Vitale, principal of Wastewater Capital Management, at Equilibrium Capital’s investor conference, June 2013. We founded Equilibrium

As Delaware Goes, So Goes the Nation?

Update: Gov. Jack Markell signed Delaware’s “public benefit” corporation legislation into law on July 17, enabling the creation in the nation’s corporate capital of socially conscious for-profit corporations committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner. The law requires directors of public benefit corporations to balance the interests of stockholders with those affected by

Reinvent Finance: Video Roundtable

A financial inversion is underway with profound implications for people and the planet. Capital, usually treated as scarce, is abundant. Natural resources, long considered abundant, are increasingly scarce. Global mega-trends are driving a transformation of finance, opening potentially huge opportunities for profits and progress. ImpactAlpha convened an online roundtable of leading impact investment practitioners to advance the

Shrimp and Sea Cucumber Farms Offer Models for Aquaculture Investments

From shrimp in Mexico to sea cucumbers in Madagascar, pioneering NGOs are testing new approaches to open ocean aquaculture that emphasize environmental stewardship and increasing local wealth — and lay the foundation for financially investable models. In the Gulf of California,Olazul, or “blue wave,” is prototyping small-scale, pod-like shrimp farming enclosures to grow local shrimp

Q & A with Fish 2.0: Beyond Seafood Business as Usual

Converting fish waste into food. Powering fish farms in the desert. Generating value from oceans of data. I caught up with Monica Jain recently to learn what business opportunities are emerging from the Fish 2.0 contest she has organized to connect investors with opportunities in the $390 billion seafood industry. (See “Fish 2.0: Investing in

Q & A with Fish 2.0: Beyond Seafood Business as Usual

Converting fish waste into food. Powering fish farms in the desert. Generating value from oceans of data. I caught up with Monica Jain recently to learn what business opportunities are emerging from theFish 2.0 contest she has organized to connect investors with opportunities in the $390 billion seafood industry. (See “Fish 2.0: Investing in Sustainable