Encourage Capital

Encourage Capital

A new kind of investment firm that seeks to make profitable investments that solve critical social and environmental issues.

Encourage Capital is an investment firm that is based in New York, New York. The company provides profitable and strategic investments to solve social and environmental problems. It also specializes in impact investing, environmental markets, advisory services, financial inclusion, sustainable seafood, carbon markets, green infrastructure and sustainable agriculture and water. It was formed in December 2014 through the combination of Wolfensohn Fund Management and EKO Asset Management Partners.

Encourage Capital is building a community of investors, foundations, market-leading companies and non-profits to deploy private capital into systemic solutions to challenges in the world. They believe they can generate both compelling investment returns and social and environmental impacts for their investors.

The core of their business model is the development and deployment of Solutions Strategies. The development of a Solutions Strategy starts with the identification of a social or environmental issue, followed by a systemic analysis of that issue. They then develop cost-effective, impactful and systemic strategies that will catalyze innovative, replicable, and scalable investments for commercial capital while identifying opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration.

In October of 2015 Encourage, working with its partners at Culp and Kelly LLC and The Walton Foundation, produced a report entitled Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado River Basin. Since then, they have been working with Culp & Kelly LLC and Trout Unlimited to take some of the recommendations of this report and make them real on the ground.

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Adam Wolfensohn

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Ameya Bijoor

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Brad Schwartz

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Cesare Calari

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David Levine

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Elisa Speranza

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Ellie Moss

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Gautam Ivatury

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Jason Scott

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Jonathan Morris

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Ketki Bhagwati

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Maria Fowler

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Megha Goel

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Ricardo Bayon

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Tarun Arora

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