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Real Impact, Real Returns SM

Our clients wish to invest their funds in a way that achieves real impact and generates real, market rate returns.


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We share their passion and make this possible. On behalf of our clients, we invest in companies that contribute to the development of a global economy that works for more people. Investors’ capital can fuel well-conceived business plans for not only their own benefit, but for that of the businesses’ employees, customers and owners. These companies may contribute to a cleaner environment, a lower carbon economy, more financial inclusion, greater food security, healthier lives, or a variety of other impactful outcomes.

Each client has different passions and we take pleasure in tailoring investment portfolios that have impact aligned with each client’s unique passions. We invest with an eye to the impact of choice, whether overseas or domestic, in public or private investments, active or passive, all while targeting competitive returns. A portfolio company’s profitability both sustains the impact into the future and helps our clients achieve their financial goals.

The United Nations has identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals for social and environmental impact. We use the SDGs framework to target impact for our investors.

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“No Poverty” is stated goal #1 of the SDGs and aspires to end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. Between 1990 and 2015 the number of people living in extreme poverty declined by more than 50%, even though the world population continued to expand. But 736 million people still living on less than $1.90 is unacceptable. South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa account for 80% of global poverty today. Investment dollars flowing to these regions and to the right types of investments – affordable housing, education, agriculture, financial access – will have the potential to really move the dial and get us closer to poverty eradication.

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“Zero Hunger” is SDG #2. Of course, this is closely linked to SDG #1 “No Poverty.” We see investment dollars as having particular impact in the agricultural sector. What makes this goal more challenging, is climate change. Investing in agtech in developing countries is an area that holds particular promise. Specifically, Africa which still has the ability to expand agricultural land, will be fertile ground to test & develop more sustainable agricultural practices.

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“Good Health and Well-Being” is SDG #3.  This goal is not only an issue in developing countries but is acute in the United States as well. We are particularly interested in investments that lower the cost and improve the access to quality care. In the United States, medical access in rural areas is deteriorating. Companies engaged in telemedicine, patient education, and self-care, could prove interesting and impactful investments. 

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“Quality Education” is SDG #4. In the United States, we have some of the best institutions of higher learning in the world. Yet our K-12 system has an unacceptably wide range of quality and outcomes. Many students are stuck in sub-standard programs, while others graduate equipped to compete with the best & brightest on a global basis. For profit schools are no panacea to our educational challenges. However, in places like Africa, where often there are no viable public options, for profit schools are filling the void. Not all are serving their students’ best interests, to be sure. But seeking out those that do, can make for impactful investments.

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“Gender Equality” is SDG#5. At JPS we are able to screen our investable universe on the basis of gender diversity. It is important to look beyond the C-Suite. What does the diversity of upper/middle management look like? What compensation disparities might exist? What type of family benefits do companies provide? When investing in US stocks, it is quite feasible to perform this type of analysis. Outside North America and Europe, it becomes more challenging. 

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“Clean Water and Sanitation” is SDG#6. Water scarcity affects more than 60% of the world population. Climate change could make this problem even worse. There are opportunities to invest in water treatment, efficient distribution, and conservation, throughout the world. Investing in sustainable agriculture is another avenue of impact that would move the dial for SDG#6. There are too many inefficiencies, in the current food production system. That is as true in the United States, where we grow rice and almonds in the increasingly water-scarce California Central Valley, as it is in India, where farmers receive subsidized electricity, which leads to overexploitation of groundwater. The good news, is that there are plenty opportunities for impact investors to be part of the solution to the looming water crisis.

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"Affordable and Clean Energy” is SDG#7. It is well understood that the (speedy) transition to a cleaner energy infrastructure is the key to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. It is the challenge of our lifetimes. There are plenty of opportunities to invest in clean energy both through public and private securities and across the value chain from generation to distribution to enabling technologies. At JPS we run various investment strategies in the clean energy space, including the Green Economy strategy, Green Income strategy, and Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free strategy.

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