In episode 35 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Adrian Rodrigues, Co-Founder of Provenance Capital Group, on allocating capital into regenerative natural resources through blended capital structures.
Adrian is a Co-Founder and a Managing Director of Provenance Capital Group where he helps develop blended capital structures that catalyze resilient biological systems and businesses. Before Provenance, Adrian co-founded the boutique consulting firm Hyphae Partners where he helped companies finance and build business models around regenerative natural resources.
Additionally, he worked at Patagonia within its Venture Capital arm Tin Shed Ventures, helping author a standard for Regenerative Organic Agriculture and exploring Regenerative Organic Land Funds. He is an experienced asset allocator, fundraiser, and business model innovator.
Adrian spent six years at Morgan Stanley helping long time horizon investors manage their asset allocations and diligence investment opportunities across asset classes and sectors. He has also lectured on food innovation at the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and designed and taught an entrepreneurship intensive for farmers at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture.
Adrian is a graduate of Berkeley Haas’ full-time MBA program. At Haas, Adrian was a Portfolio Manager of the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund and a Member of the Center for Responsible Business’ Student Advisory Board. He also serves as an inaugural advisor for the Investor Resource Council of J.E.D.I. Collaborative, which aims to frame the business case for embedding equity, justice, diversity and inclusion into our entire food ecosystem. He received a B.A. in English from Williams College, studied English literature at Exeter College, Oxford University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He’s an avid chef, backyard farmer, and budding yogi.
Also mentioned in the podcast:
Soil Wealth Report – Croatan Institute
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
About Provenance Capital Group
PCG is a financial services firm focused on allocating capital into regenerative natural resources. We offer our clients deep expertise, superior guidance, bespoke access, and trusted partnership in the transition to an economy that is focused on people, planet, and profit.
The firm focuses on three main main themes within the regenerative natural resources sector: fiber, farming, and forestry. In each area, they engage across the supply ecosystem – from production to retail to reuse.
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