Quantified Ventures connects innovative environmental projects to investors who can accelerate critical investment.
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 communities.
However, what's been missing are innovative, viable deals that connect this critical capital to the environmental projects and initiatives that need it most. Quantified Ventures is 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 to apply this model to make our cities and coasts more resilient, engage farmers to introduce sustainable agricultural practices, and optimize processing of urban wood waste - and that’s just the start.
Sustainable INFRASTRUCTURE and urban resilience
Our first Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) financed green infrastructure in Washington, DC to manage the city's stormwater and combined sewer overflow (CSO) issues. But these problems aren't limited to the nation's capital – combined sewer systems serve approximately 860 communities and 40 million people across the US. Sustainable infrastructure can be more cost-effective than grey infrastructure in addressing stormwater, flooding, and CSO challenges, while providing local environmental, economic, and social benefits to surrounding communities.
With support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we are now offering our EIB structuring and issuance services pro bono to additional U.S. cities. Learn more about:
AGRICULTURE & WATER
Nutrient and pollution discharges from agriculture can negatively impact water quality in downstream communities and lead to eutrophication and algal blooms, killing off animals and plants in surrounding rivers and watersheds. We are working with public and private sector actors to finance and implement agricultural best management practices that will reduce these effects, while helping farmers achieve added value for their crops from using sustainable and organic practices.
LAND CONSERVATION AND RECREATION
Forest and timber resources are intricately linked to a range of other environmental issue areas as well as economic development. Quantified Ventures is working with partners such as the US Forest Service to explore Pay for Success solutions that link investment in sustainable land use to environmental and financial outcomes, with a focus on supporting recreation and tourism economies.
Over half of Americans live along the country's 94,000 miles of coastline, and these areas are responsible for 58% of US GDP. Many of these coastal communities in the US and around the world are grappling with the effects of climate change and natural hazards, such as more frequent and damaging storms, erosion, and sea level rise.
Learn more about our collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund to spur investment in solutions that protect and build resilience for people and infrastructure along our vulnerable shorelines.
Across the United States, wasted resources represent wasted value for companies, people, and governments. We’re working with partners to develop transactions that help realize the value of these waste streams, such as urban wood and demolition materials, while also promoting circular economies by minimizing the environmental impact of these resources ending up in landfills.