Calvert Impact Capital invests in sectors and geographies where needs are not met by traditional capital markets. These sectors and geographies, as well as the businesses operating within them and the customer segments they serve, are often unfamiliar to traditional capital providers. They don’t fit into standard templates or operational boxes that traditional capital providers use, and as a result, are often perceived as “too risky,” making it difficult for capital to flow to the organizations that create social and environmental change.
Our job is to change that.
Our track record and scale have enabled us to catalyze debt markets in new sectors (e.g., off-grid renewable energy), help build new financial structures (e.g., the first blue bond), and scale mature sectors (e.g., microfinance). We are committed to building and strengthening markets, creating the infrastructure that enables capital to flow from investors to communities that need it. This often means doing what hasn't been done before – creating new structures, developing new strategies, diving into new sectors – and paving the way for more investors to follow.
Recent landmark transactions include:
Scroll below to learn more about landmark transactions we've participated in.
In 2015, DC Water proposed using parks, plants, and permeable pavements strategically distributed to absorb some stormwater runoff and prevent overflow. This municipal bond funded the idea.
In this short video I'll cover Calvert Impact Capital's recent investment in the Forest Resilience Bond, which aims to reduce the risk of severe wildfires in the Tahoe National Forest
11/30/18 | By Jacqueline Westley
Calvert Impact Capital Sr. Investment Officer Jacqueline Westley discusses our investment in the Forest Resilience Bond, which aims to reduce the risk of severe wildfires in the Tahoe National Forest.
DC Water pioneered the nation’s first EIB bond offering in 2016 when it sold a $25-million, tax-exempt EIB in a private placement to the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and Calvert Foundation