Given the combination of this immense challenge and an equally immense opportunity, it’s time to answer our nation’s call. Just as “citizen soldiers” traditionally answered the nation’s call during wartime, we need “citizen investors” to answer our nation’s call today and pursue this economic opportunity by pushing capital toward a new investment category: Strategic impact investments.
Strategic impact investments are core 30-year investments in financial products and the functional systems (transportation, water, renewable energy, connectivity, manufacturing, regional regenerative food networks, etc.) that we need for a prosperous, secure and sustainable America. It should be noted that the federal government used to invest in these sectors, which have long formed the foundation of our national economy, as President Dwight Eisenhower so ably recognized.