Aligned Intermediary

Planet Heritage Foundation seeded the development and launch of the Aligned Intermediary (AI), an investment advisory group created to help long-term investors (LTIs) — sovereign funds, pensions, endowments, insurance companies, family offices, and foundations — accelerate and increase the flow of private, for-profit capital into climate infrastructure investments and companies in the areas of clean energy, water infrastructure, and waste-to-value. To date, a handful of LTI’s have committed to deploy over $1.45 billion of investment capital into transactions identified by AI.

It is estimated that the global community of LTIs command approximately $80 trillion of investable capital. US government agencies estimate that over $40 trillion will need to be invested across the globe over the next 35 years to rebuild and decarbonize the global energy system in order to achieve the necessary global greenhouse gas emissions goals. Therefore, it is imperative that LTIs become significant players in any decarbonization scenario.

AI acts as a matchmaker between developers, companies, and projects that seek debt and equity capital with committed LTIs. Specifically, it sources, screens, does due diligence and structures transaction for its institutional backers so that each deal satisfies specific goals related to financial rate of return and positive environmental impact, with a particular focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.