1st Edition

Impact Investing for a Sustainable Planet Insights from EcoEnterprises Fund

By Tammy E. Newmark, Michele A. Pena Copyright 2024
    194 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Impact Investing for a Sustainable Planet guides investors in supporting entrepreneurs to scale business models which maximize positive impact outcomes, including climate- and nature-based solutions. EcoEnterprises Fund is a long-standing leader in the impact investing industry, which helps advance sustainable entrepreneurial ventures and promote environmental stewardship in Latin America.

    Following on from their previous book, Portfolio for the Planet, Tammy E. Newmark and Michele A. Pena take stock of EcoEnterprises Fund’s processes and partnerships over two decades and three impact funds. They detail the unique strategies employed by the Fund to invest in expanding sectors such as regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, bio-innovation, and climate tech. Close analysis of the investment processes and company engagements offers practical takeaways, ranging from tips on structuring transactions to guidance on enhancing companies’ environmental and social management systems and community partnerships. These case studies highlight how specific themes – including biodiversity investing, supply chain management, gender-smart investing, climate solutions, and successful exits – form the basis for sustainable growth and enduring powerful outcomes.

    This inspiring volume offers practical advice for veterans and newcomers in the field of impact investing. It will also be a valuable resource for students and scholars of sustainable investing and finance, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable business.

    1. Introduction – Two decades of monumental shifts 

    2. Evolution of EcoEnterprises Fund: From proof to convention. 

    3. Nature-based solutions: Path to a sustainable future 

    4. Management of a portfolio at scale 

    5. Catalyzing enduring sustainable businesses 

    6. Impact investing for the next generation 



    Tammy E. Newmark, a leader in the impact investing field for 30 years, serves as the CEO and managing partner of EcoEnterprises Fund. Newmark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Michele A. Pena, COO and managing partner of EcoEnterprises Fund, has been part of the executive team since its launch. Pena has an MA from American University in Washington, DC.