Impact Investing: is a new Emerging Alternative Asset Class according to JP Morgan. Currently, there are $500 Billion invested in funds making socially meaningful investments. This figure is expected to double by 2020.
Undevelopment™(p) = Profit, Planet, People, Peace (p⁴)
Impact Stewardship: Placement of conscious Capital in Business, Projects, and Land to generate market rate financial returns while creating measurable social and/or environmental impact.
We are Impact Stewards, dedicated to supporting Living Family Legacies through Land Undevelopment. We Conserve the Land with Timber and Water Resource Management. We preserve the land with easements and habitat restoration. Then we dedicate 10% of our profits to building urban gardens and educational centers in the Inner Cities of America, reducing hunger and giving our Youth a Sense of Dignity
Net Results = P4 – The Quadruple Bottom Line:
- Profits: Market-rate returns.
- Planet: Conservation, preservation and restoration of wilderness areas and the remote communities around them – as well as revitalization of inner cities through the creation of urban parks and gardens.
- People: Supporting people in rural and urban communities with business, job, educational and recreational opportunities.
- Peace: We find our greatest sense of serenity, peace and connectedness to Life in natural settings. And we help maintain and spread these priceless inner conditions by being of service to the Earth and all who dwell upon it. Alliance members experience the intangible yet immeasurable rewards of helping to conserve wilderness, sustain communities, and inspire families.
“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.”–Henry David Thoreau, Author and Poet
“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”–Edward Abbey, American Writer
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”–Albert Schweitzer, Physician, Philosopher, Organist
“True Leadership is an inner quality as much as an exercise in authority.”–Robert K. Greenleaf, Founder of the Modern Servant Leadership Movement
“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”–Leo Tolstoy , Writer
“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule...”–Edward Abbey, American Author
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”–Winston Churchill , British Prime Minister, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
“We have it in our power to begin the world all over again...The birthday of a new world is at hand.”–Thomas Paine , One of the Founding Fathers of the United States