Cage-Free Eggs Are Out, Pastured Ones In

The bar is rising for what’s considered a happy chicken, sparking the hottest trend in the market: the pasture-raised egg. Pastured eggs come from hens that spend most of their time outdoors, dining on bugs and taking dust baths while also indulging in their favorite activities, like scratching and perching. That’s a step up from cage-free, a label that consumers are finding is slightly less idyllic than they may imagine.

Arborview Releases Its 2018 Impact Report

Arborview is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Impact Report, detailing our firm’s commitment to creating stakeholder value while building a more sustainable and cleaner economy.  In this, our second annual Impact Report, we have included case studies which examine how sustainability creates value at our portfolio companies.

Arborview Capital - 2018 Impact Report

Eat Your Food, and the Package Too

Often working together, designers, engineers, biologists, investors, and recyclers are now striving to develop packaging that falls within the mandates of what’s known as the circular economy. It’s a design framework that eschews the linear “take, make, waste” model that leads from oil well to refinery, manufacturing plant to supermarket, consumer to landfill. Instead, it envisions supply chains that continuously cycle old materials back into high-value products—with an emphasis on long-lasting design, remanufacturing, and reuse—and business models that favor sharing and leasing (washing machines, cars), rather than ownership.

LRI and RTS Join Under the Envocore Banner

DFW Capital Partners (“DFW”) today announced that ENVOCORE, a new holding company, has continued its commitment to the energy solutions market with its third investment. On June 30, 2017, ENVOCORE acquired Retro-Tech Systems (“RTS”) as a wholly owned subsidiary. RTS, which includes RTS Lighting, RTS Water, RTS Utility Metering, and RTS Building Envelope, joins LRI Energy Solutions (“LRI”), also a wholly owned subsidiary. LRI Energy Solutions includes wholly owned subsidiaries Lighting Retrofit International, Water Savers, and recently acquired Enlight Energy Efficient Lighting.

Funds Shaping a More Sustainable, Cleaner Economy - Introducing Arborview Capital

INTRODUCING ARBORVIEW CAPITAL AND THE 2017 BEST FOR THE ENVIRONMENT FUNDS

October 10, 2017 - Entrepreneurs are seeking ways to build a better relationship between business and the environment, and some are even building solutions to pressing environmental issues into their business models and goals. Fund managers, like Arborview Capital Partners, are putting money behind these businesses in order to build a more sustainable economy.

Arborview Capital is pleased to release its 2017 Impact Report

Arborview Capital is pleased to release its 2017 Impact Report which details our firm’s commitment to investing in businesses and creating stakeholder value while building a more sustainable and cleaner economy.  This is our first Impact Report and we have included case studies which examine how sustainability creates value at our portfolio companies.

Arborview Capital - 2017 Impact Report

Austin’s Vital Farms raises $11 million to continue growth

A decade ago, Matthew O’Hayer started a pasture-raised egg business with 20 hens in Southeast Austin.  Since then, the company has grown to a network of 100 family-owned farms in seven states, and its eggs are sold in 49 states. Now, the company is getting ready for another wave of growth after receiving an $11.1 million private equity investment from Sunrise Strategic Partners, based in Boulder, Colo., and other individuals.

Arborview Capital Selected as an ImpactAssets 50 Fund Manager

February 14, 2017 – ImpactAssets announced today that Arborview Capital is one of the 50 fund managers selected for its 2016 impact investing showcase, the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a free online resource for investors and financial advisors. The sixth annual guide features fund managers representing private equity and debt investments that deliver social and environmental impact as well as strong financial returns.

When Values Create Value

Most of us can spot a company’s mission statement from a mile away. They communicate the values of a company. We’ve seen mission statements emblazoned on the walls of our workplaces, the products we buy and the websites we visit. When a mission goes beyond just a statement, is executed upon and embedded across a company’s operations, it becomes a key force in value creation.