In Solutions

Who We Are

Encourage Capital is a new kind of investment firm that seeks to change the way investment capital is used to solve critical environmental and social problems. We are building a community of investors, foundations, market-leading companies and non-profits to deploy private capital into systemic solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. We believe we can generate both compelling investment returns and social and environmental impacts for our investors.

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“All is connected… no one thing can change by itself.”

— Paul Hawken, Environmental Entrepreneur

“The importance of money essentially flows from its being a link between the present and the future.”

— John Maynard Keynes

Solutions Investing

The core of our business model is the development and deployment of Solutions Strategies. The development of a Solutions Strategy starts with the identification of a social or environmental issue, followed by a systemic analysis of that issue. We then develop cost-effective, impactful and systemic strategies that will catalyze innovative, replicable, and scalable investments for commercial capital while identifying opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration.


Agriculture and ConservationNRCS and Investment Capital: Investing in America Together

Carried out under a cooperative agreement with NRCS, this report provides recommendations for how NRCS can use its funding to leverage impact investment capital and achieve more conservation on the ground for each dollar the government spends.


Our History

Encourage Capital, LLC was formed in December 2014 through the combination of Wolfensohn Fund Management, LP and EKO Asset Management Partners, LLC. Together these firms represent a formidable base of knowledge, investment track record, conviction, relationships, passion and vision that is scaling up impact investing to deploy private capital to address some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

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