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.
The First Senior-Focused Social Impact Bond
Quantified Ventures works with organizations like Leading Age and Meals on Wheels America to scale solutions that allow seniors to age in place with dignity and health. With Meals on Wheels America, we are launching the first senior-focused Social Impact Bond in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about the Meals on Wheels Social Impact Bond project here.
Saving 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.