As part of its commitment to caring for Earth through its investments, Mercy Investment Services established the Environmental Solutions Fund in 2015, which is devoted to funding mission-related, positive, market-rate alternative investment strategies in cleantech, water, green buildings, and sustainable agriculture and forestry within the 80/20, 70/30 and 60/40 Mercy Funds and the 80/20 Sponsored Ministry Fund.
A recent investment with Berkeley Energy is expected to accelerate social, economic and environmental sustainability through the development, construction and operation of small hydro, wind, geothermal, solar and biomass renewable energy facilities in the Philippines, Indonesia & India. The investments are designed to establish long-term partnerships with local communities, governments, and financial institutions to build and operate clean energy projects in markets with rapidly growing economies but limited electricity and abundant natural resources such as sun and wind.
Mercy Investment Services' past investments in the Environmental Solutions Fund include wind and solar power generation in the United States and sub-Saharan Africa; technology-based, clean-energy global business solutions, recycling and waste reduction; and energy storage and efficiency infrastructure projects. Mercy Investment Services continues to identify and fund these investments in order to accelerate our transition to a low-carbon future. Watch for more updates regarding the Environmental Solutions Fund in future issues of Investing in Mercy.