Climate & Environment:
We are currently focusing our environmental program on impact investing. We hold investments at varying levels in the following companies and funds:
Aravaipa Ventures focuses on companies that create disruptive technology with a global environmental impact. Impact Technology areas include transportation efficiency, building efficiency, water technologies, and smart agriculture.
Ecotrust Forest Management manages land on behalf of investors and forestland owners to enhance forest health and productivity, and to produce a diverse array of forest products and services including timber, biomass, carbon, and improved habitat and water quality. They believe that creating reliable jobs for local residents and opportunities for local communities are a fundamental element of good forestry. LGF is invested in the Ecotrust Forest Fund which acquires industrially managed forests that are ecologically important and culturally significant, and transitions them towards more sustainable practices.
The Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF) provides flexible financing to small and emerging natural resource-based businesses in rural, economically distressed communities in Central Appalachia and the Southeast. In addition to providing critical, timely capital, they also support clients with coaching and business development assistance to help them build capacity for success.
RSF Social Finance's purpose is to transform the way the world works with money. LGF is invested in their Social Investment Fund, which provides mortgage loans, working capital lines of credit, and inventory financing exclusively to non-profit and for-profit organizations dedicated to improving the well-being of society and the environment.