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Who We Are

i(x) is a permanently capitalized holding company – not a fund – that addresses areas of human need.  

Our shareholders, which includes 56 of the world’s leading families, come together to address critical global challenges. This collective engagement is unlike any other investment platform in history.

i(x) invests in critical areas of human need (renewable energy, green real estate development, affordable housing, gender equality, technology and information, waste reduction and food and agriculture) in a multi-strategy approach throughout the entire capital structure. Our focus is investing our time and resources only in companies that achieve long-term impact goals through the intrinsic nature of their core business operations. We bring value to our investments with not only capital but also our expertise in creating and measuring social impact.

A New Era for Impact Investing

All investments have the potential for a positive social impact – it is time to align our investments with our values. The research is clear: companies that do good in the world return more profits to their shareholders than their counterparts. i(x) is designed to lead us into the next era of investing.

1989
Avoid Doing Harm – The practice of screening out harmful investments—commonly called Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)—gains traction with the launch of the nonprofit Ceres after the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill.
2007 – 2008
Do Some Good – The term impact investing is coined and the Global Impact Investing Network is launched.
2015
With the launch of i(x) investments, co-founded by Trevor Neilson and Howard W. Buffett, investors can now maximize and measure their economic and social returns.

Measuring Social Impact

i(x) investments brings a new standard to measuring social impact – one that expects catalytic social returns.

We use a proprietary methodology framework that measures how effective an investment is at accomplishing a specific impact, and how much of a given platform’s impact goal is achieved by that investment.

The Potential is Staggering

“From 2012 to 2014, sustainable, responsible, and impact investing enjoyed a growth rate of more than 76 percent, increasing from $3.74 trillion in 2012.”

– US SIF, 2014

“An 18-month study found that only 9 percent of 1,800 retail investors and wealthy individuals surveyed had made impact investments, despite more than half (56 percent) reporting an interest in doing so.”

– Financial Times, 2015

“As of year-end 2013, more than one out of every six dollars under professional management in the United States – $6.57 trillion or more – was invested according to Socially Responsible Investing strategies.”

– US SIF, 2014

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