Capital for Environmental Markets
EKO is a specialized investment and advisory firm focused on discovering and monetizing unrealized or unrecognized environmental assets. We do this by investing in projects and companies that create environmental value, as well as advising landowners, companies, investors and government agencies that can benefit from existing and emerging environmental markets. In doing so, EKO hopes not only to harness the power of the capital markets and help allocate resources to their highest and best ecological use, but also to help preserve ecosystems for future generations.
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EKO was founded in January of 2008 by a team composed of professionals experienced in environmental markets, banking, and investment management. Our founding shareholders include Wolfensohn & Co and several other family offices and investment firms with an interest in environmental assets.
What's In a Name
EKO—whose name pays homage to the common etymological root of both ecology and economics—was born of the belief that the world is currently in the midst of a fundamental economic transformation, one where nature and nature's services are going from being essentially unappreciated and undervalued, to one where they will become central to long-term economic health. The environment, in other words, is going from being a barrier to economic growth to being an intrinsic building block of value.
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