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Latin America; Subsaharan Africa; Southeast Asia; Central Asia

EcoEnterprises Fund EcoEnterprises Fund provides growth capital to community-based sustainable companies to achieve scale and generate lasting results that help address critical environmental and social challenges.

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OVERVIEW

Description

In late 2016, EcoEnterprises Fund will again build upon its track record and strong portfolio management with a third fund.

Looking to protect threatened ecosystems while bringing much‐needed income to local communities, EcoEnterprises Fund began investing risk capital in small biodiversity businesses in the Americas over a decade ago. With a focus on expanding sectors, such as organic agriculture, aquaculture, ecotourism, sustainable forestry, and non-timber forest products, the Fund provides growth capital concurrent with an engaged value-added approach to enable companies to achieve scale and results.

Founded under the umbrella of The Nature Conservancy, EcoEnterprises Fund became an independent investment manager in 2010 with the launch of its second fund, EcoEnterprises Partners II, L.P. This Fund took impact results to scale by building upon the legacy of the first fund and providing mezzanine financing to growth stage companies. To date, the Fund has financed 30 sustainable companies in 11 countries. Collectively, these investments generated solid impacts – 4,439 jobs created; 300 community groups benefited; 20,767 small producers involved; half a billion dollars in sales reached, and 7 million acres of land conserved.

In late 2016, EcoEnterprises Fund will again build upon its track record and strong portfolio management with a third fund. EcoEnterprises Fund continues to lead the way in the impact investing industry by replicating success and mainstreaming its approach. In doing so, the Fund transforms the thinking of how businesses are sustainably advancing environmental and social objectives through the preserving the most important asset, planet Earth.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$500,000 - $3,000,000

FUND SIZE:

$50,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Clean and Green Technology; Disaster Recovery; Environment, Climate Change; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Food and Nutrition; Natural Resources / Conservation; Water

Stages

  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
  • 6) Solidifying Operations
  • 7) Rapid Growth

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit

providing funding for these regions

  • Latin America
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central Asia

funding types

  • Debt
  • Equity

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

JOHN MCKENNA

EcoEnterprises Fund continues to build upon nearly two decades of strong portfolio management and leads by example to mainstream impact investing.

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ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.