New Island Capital

Document Summary: 

Organizational profile: Since their founding in 2006, New Island Capital has been investing in the capacity of people to create thriving, equitable businesses that support their communities while also reversing adverse environmental impacts and regenerating the natural systems upon which we all depend. At the center of their work is a commitment to extending both financial gains and social and environmental benefits to employees, communities, and the natural world. New Island Capital works in service of a mission-driven portfolio that employs debt, equity, and asset investments designed to drive steady, resilient growth across business cycles.

Within the realm of forests and rangelands, New Island Capital structures investments that protect and restore working landscapes while supporting innovative small-to-mid-scale companies that create markets for sustainable forest products. They promote sustainable land stewardship by investing to support sustainable, community-based forestry, agroforestry, and agriculture, particularly in tropical regions around the world. New Island Capital pursues active, direct investments in organic and regenerative agriculture, as well as sustainable forestry, working at the nexus of rural communities, local economic development, conservation, and resource stewardship. They work with farmers, foresters, and rural enterprises in service to a regenerative land ethic that also supports local ownership, worker empowerment and wellbeing, and community vitality.

Financing Instrument: Debt, Equity

Project scale: New Island Capital pursues direct investments in partners who can transact above $5 million.

Recipient countries regions/country groups: Global

Recipient categories: Businesses

Eligibility Criteria: New Island Capital provides tailored financing solutions to operating businesses, financial intermediaries, and other groups who have come together to solve complex social and environmental problems in a variety of innovative ways. They focus on commercial-scale, growing companies, providing private credit, private equity, and project finance; as well as investing in farms, forests, and real estate.

Application guidelines: New Island Capital has an open inquiry process and welcomes hearing from you regarding opportunities to partner in areas of mutual interest. More information is available at their website.

Publication Date
Thursday, 01 April 2021
Applicable location
Community forestry
Forest conservation and management
Rural development
Private sector and industry
Financing opportunities