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CREO and The ImPact have partnered to produce Water: An Impact Investment Primer for Family Offices and Foundations.

Water is a finite natural resource unlike any other. It is required for life itself and sustains almost every natural and industrial process on the planet. Increasing volatility in water quality and quantity present evolving risks for the planet and for humanity. Addressing the local and global challenges that reduced water dependability and declining water quality pose will require trillions of dollars of new investment. Private capital must play a role in developing, implementing, and scaling solutions to water problems. The universe of available water investments is still nascent, creating opportunities for early movers motivated to create impact. Families, along with their family offices and foundations, are uniquely positioned as catalysts and leaders in the water investments market. Families can deploy solutions-oriented, patient capital across asset classes to deliver impact alongside financial return. This primer maps water investment opportunities and provides several inspiring examples of how families are actively investing to address local and global water challenges.

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Wealthy Families Unite at White House for Clean-Tech Push

(Bloomberg}

Rob Day wants to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in clean technology on behalf of a wealthy family without relying on Silicon Valley.
That’s why his firm co-founded Cleantech Syndicate in 2010, a network of like-minded family offices, to find deals and share ideas. It’s expanded to a dozen families who’ve invested about $1.2 billion. That’s not enough for Day and the syndicate, who want to spend an additional $1.4 billion in the next five years on alternative energy.

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FORTUNE: Billionaires versus big oil

A growing number of the world’s wealthiest people, From both ends of the political spectrum, are banding together to bet on new technologies that could displace fossil fuels. The one thing they have in common? They believe it will make them a lot of money.

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