Regenerative Agriculture is Having a Moment and 70 Investments Worth $47.5bn are in it

A new report, cleverly called Soil Wealth, has come out detailing the level of investment in regenerative agriculture-related projects and the numbers are surprisingly high: there are some 70 investment strategies with assets under management of over $47.5 billion, and that’s just in the US.

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Regenerative Economics: Generating Systemic Wealth — Part 2, What is Real Wealth?

Real wealth generation requires increasing capacity in all members of a living system — all stakeholders — so that each new generation of wealth building extends and evolves the last. It is rooted in their evolving ability and propensity to express essence — for themselves, their materials, and those that they serve.

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How Investing In Regenerative Agriculture Can Help Stem Climate Change Profitably

Investing in regenerative agriculture has the potential to address not only the food supply but also climate change, peace and conflict resolution and the water supply to boot. This impact investing strategy could be the biggest lever for creating positive change available to investors today. It also appears to generate healthy financial returns.

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Regenerative Economics: Generating Systemic Wealth — Part 1

Capitalism introduces the element of preserving some of the surplus and reinvesting it to drive the future creation process. It is in this context that the responsible corporation asks itself, “What future are we envisioning and how well does it harmonize with how living systems work?”

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Timber Grown Among Crops Shows Promise for Timberland Investors

Corn, coffee, cattle, and other crops can be raised on land that also supports cultivated timber. This symbiotic approach, known as agroforestry, has clear ecological benefits – and it could become a new asset class for timberland investors.

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Want To Tackle Global Challenges? Think -- And Invest -- Differently

Impact investing is reshaping financial markets. Among the thoughtful leaders shaping this movement is Laura Ortiz Montemayor, the vibrant founder and CEO of SVX, an impact investment consulting firm in Mexico. In the interview below she offers her vision for our financial system, provides examples of innovation for shared prosperity, and challenges us to think differently to address global challenges.

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Regeneration for Environmental funds in Latin America

Our environmental and deeply linked social crisis cannot wait for us to understand how crucially urgent it is to unite our resources for regeneration. We are used to having one pocket of money to make more money no matter how much it destroys the world (usually 95% of our total portfolio) and another tiny pocket (usually 5%) to “save” the world. What is the probability of us EVER making a REAL contribution of value to the world with this separation paradigm?

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Fertile soil: The growing world of forest conservation finance

At its core, the vision is about maintaining the natural infrastructure that provides us with the critical goods and services we need in our communities. These include clean air and water, outdoor recreation, wood products and local food. Fortunately, we can choose to protect these assets and use Smart Growth principles to grow our economic base without sacrificing our farms and forests.

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Natural capital and the fourth Industrial Revolution

The concept of natural capital is more relevant than ever in 2017, when we are devising the means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We also find ourselves in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, which is characterized by the digital world, genetics, robotics, 5G networks – and a new understanding of humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

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