The first environmental impact bond
In a shifting landscape for public funding for the environment, there is a pressing need for private capital and innovative financing mechanisms to support environmental solutions. The capital is available, from impact investors to mainstream institutional banks and pension funds, and there is no shortage of high-priority environmental projects aimed at protecting our land, water, and population.
However, what's needed now are innovative, viable deals that connect this critical capital to the environmental projects and initiatives that need it most. Quantified Ventures is working with partners who are seeking to bridge that gap. Having closed the first environmental Pay for Success transaction in the nation with DC Water, we’re now working with partners in applying this model to make cities more resilient, engage farmers around agricultural best practices, and optimize processing of urban wood waste - and that’s just the start.
Forging Sustainable and Effective Partnerships Between Community-Based Organizations and Healthcare: Insights and Opportunities
We led the first Medicare Advantage Pay for Success project with Meals on Wheels America. Through our work, we found several key themes and issues that may influence the ability of other community-based organizations to effectively partner with health plans or health systems to finance innovation and enhanced service delivery.
Restoring Coastal Wetlands in Louisiana
To address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, we must catalyze large-scale private investment in innovative environmental solutions. One place where such solutions are greatly needed is Louisiana, where more than 2,000 square miles of coastal land have vanished since the 1930s. We are working with the Environmental Defense Fund to explore how the environmental impact bond model can help protect this critical ecosystem.