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Impact Investing

What is impact investing?

impact investments

im·pact in·vest·ments

NOUN: Investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Use of Impact Metrics over the Lifecycle of an Investment

Metrics can help you to understand choices and trade-offs with regards to impact when making an investment decision. Metrics can also help to determine a potential investment’s fit with your focus and expertise.

Metrics are helpful in identifying and mitigating risk. Existing taxonomies, such as the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) and the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), can be used as a component of your risk assessment process.

Increasingly, the limited ability of traditional financial return models to capture long-term value creation is being recognized. Social metrics help to ensure that this value is captured in decision-making.

Once an investment has been made, metrics can be used to track investments to ensure that your financial and social objectives are being met. Metrics can serve as a management tool to ensure that a project/ company/organization is on track to achieve its intended impact.

Metrics can help a project/company/ organization to pivot and improve their model if they see that a financial or social dimension of their business is not being achieved.

Once an investment is complete, metrics can help you to understand and capture the value achieved. This is particularly important if you have specific social impact goals. Metrics identify progress made towards your goals and what portion of this progress you have helped to create.

Metrics allow you to report on and remain accountable to stakeholders with regards to social/environmental value creation. This is particularly important for fund managers who manage other people’s money on the basis of their ability to achieve social outcomes and for ventures that must demonstrate their impact to their investors.

AR3C’s Impact

AR3C Invest’s financing helps to support the launch of new projects or to partner with businesses whose operations, products and services are compatible with AR3C Invest’s mandate to support projects that achieve positive multifaceted impacts.  Portions of profits derived financing of projects are distributed through AR3C Charitable Outreach to help impoverished, underdeveloped and disadvantaged communities and people locally and abroad.  Profits are also reinvested into projects that seek to develop and deploy additional AR3C/WECO2 Parks and their facilities.

AR3C Invest’s Financing:

  • A new idea with a partner

  • A project that is in its commercialization phase

  • ‘A’ Series – initial growth from start-up to late-start-up

  • ‘B’ Series – scale up for business growth from late-startup to mature stage

  • ‘C’ Series – mature company stage growth that leads to merger or acquisition

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Generally, the project themes and categories are to be focused within the

while being aligned with the WECO2 Values.

All AR3C Invest Projects selected have a direct connection and impact on WECO2 Parks.

WECO2 Parks Impact

WECO2 Parks are developed within a community to establish cost-saving and revenue-generating opportunities for all.  These opportunities are focused on achieving quantifiable social, environmental and economic outcomes for all.

Information reports for Environmental, Social, Economic and Charitable impact investment performance metrics are available online for each WECO2 Park project location funded through WECO2 Bonds.

 WECO2 Parks establishes a sustainable and renewable system of clean energy generation and food and product production that utilizes the surrounding community’s discarded waste materials as a bio-fuel and materials input source.  Think of a WECO2 Park as a customizable and interconnected system that provides a better way of producing clean energy and for producing food and products all while including a means of repurposing materials discarded by the host community.

WECO2 Parks are not a concept or idea.  There are fully functional WECO2 Parks in operation presently that serve to bring positive social, environmental and economic benefits to its host communities and businesses.

A WECO2 Park development achieves a break from the status quo and establishes new ways for communities to access energy, deal with waste, cultivate food, provide housing and reduce environmental impact.

As such, the WECO2 Park idea disrupts embedded and unsustainable practices and deficiencies associated with:

  • Overuse of landfills

  • Reliance on fossil fuels and long distance distribution for electrical energy needs

  • Reliance on global supply chains for food and products

  • Overuse and waste of natural resources for food, product and energy production

  • Expensive infrastructure projects to support water treatment, business development and residential communities

WECO2 Park installations help communities establish sustainable and renewable methods to affect positive benefit outcomes such as:

  • Divert Discarded Materials from Landfill

  • Create Green Energy

  • Clean Drinking Water

  • Treat Wastewater

  • Support Local Business

  • Reward Participants

  • Create Additional Local Jobs

  • Create Emission Credits

  • Local Food Cultivation

  • Support Recycling

  • Charitable Outreach

Your Impact

Your Impact Investment:

WECO2 Bonds Funded Projects focus on WECO2 Parks being built across the globe

  • Community Projects

  • Energy Projects

  • Urban Projects

  • Outreach Projects

WECO2 Bonds are a means to secure development capital for WECO2 Parks; An array of interdependent facilities that provide a means for communities, regions or businesses to produce clean energy, repurpose waste-to-energy, grow food and produce environmentally friendly products within a synergistic system that is sustainable, renewable and provides social, environmental and economic benefits for all community members and investors at every level.

Each WEOC2 Park’s objectives and impact outcomes are to be consistent with AR3C Invest’s goal of funding projects whose success supports and ensures that economic, social and environmental impacts are positive and beneficial for all stakeholders.

Suppliers of technologies who become a WECO2 Park partner will be called upon to participate in each new WECO2 Park project. AR3C will focus on the goal of forming, expanding and attracting technology clients and locations for new WECO2 Park developments.

The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) is an accounting framework that incorporates three dimensions of performance: social, environmental and financial. This differs from traditional reporting frameworks as it includes ecological (or environmental) and social measures that can be difficult to assign appropriate means of measurement. The TBL dimensions are also commonly called the four P’s: People, Planet, Principals & Profits.