Impact Investing

Achieve your sustainability goals with your tax equity.

Monarch makes it easy to invest in environmental and social funds comprised of projects that generate Federal and State Tax Credits

At Monarch Private Capital, our unwavering commitment is to deliver positive outcomes for our clients while recognizing the broader influence our decisions have on society and the environment. We dedicate ourselves to channeling capital into sustainable projects, maximizing returns, and driving global positive change.

Unlike traditional investment funds, Monarch’s funds offer direct investments in sector-specific projects, providing predictable returns through federal and state tax credits. These projects are carefully curated as tax-advantaged investments, allowing socially responsible investors to offset tax liabilities. This approach empowers corporations, institutional investors, and individuals to allocate investments such as in clean energy, affordable housing and historic rehabilitation. In addition, many of Monarch’s federal funds provide assessment reports that illustrate the investment’s impact from an environmental, social, and governance standpoint.


Monarch’s direct impact investment platform offers investors a desirable approach to responsible investing, making a real-world difference through widespread quantifiable community and global benefits.

Melanie Frontczak

Melanie Frontczak, Director, ESG & Tax Credit Investments

Comparison of traditional ESG funds to Monarch’s impact funds.

Traditional ESG FundsMonarch’s Impact Funds
InvestmentsIndirect / PassiveDirect / Active
Source of Investor FundsFunds earmarked for portfolio investmentsFunds reserved for tax payments
Alignment with Investor InitiativesOften unfocused pools of investmentSector-specific choices
Framework & ScoringVariesVerisk Maplecroft
Third-Party ValidationVariesBureau Veritas

Impact Investing: Making a Difference

In today’s world of pandemics, economic challenges and social crises, companies are compelled more than ever to address concerns beyond mere corporate profitability. Shareholders, employees, and local communities expect and demand that companies address local and global environmental, social, and governance concerns which are capturing the public’s attention and imagination. Monarch’s impact investment platform offers investors a very desirable alternative to make a public statement with a socially responsible investment that can make a real difference in the world.

Since 2005, Monarch Private Capital funds and tax equity investments have:

800 Projects

Managed $4.5 billion worth of tax credits for investments in more than 800 projects in 40 states plus D.C.

300,000 Jobs

Generated more than 300,000 jobs and a broad economic impact of more than $30 billion

40,000 Homes

Enabled the development of 35,000 units of affordable housing

15 Million Cars

Produced energy savings equivalent to removing nearly 10 million cars a year from America’s roads

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Our Approach to Impact Investing

Monarch Private Capital recognizes that its institutional investors are increasingly seeking to improve their profiles as socially responsible companies and further their ESG, impact, and sustainability initiatives.

Therefore, Monarch has implemented a sustainability Investment Framework across its main federal projects and funds. This third-party report is made available to each of our federal investors. This framework was developed and implemented by Verisk Maplecroft, a global risk analytics and consulting firm, for distribution to Monarch’s investors. Monarch partnered with Verisk Maplecroft due to its experience in addressing these issues in the European marketplace. This framework ensures that Monarch funds have been screened against internationally recognized and sector-specific criteria by an independent third party.

  • Impact Investment Framework

    The sustainability criteria within Monarch Private Capital’s Impact Investment Framework were developed to reflect internationally recognized standards and industry best practice. The information used for the review of this criteria consists of specific data providers, information supplied by the client and/or investors as well as publicly available sources.

    Each project within the fund is assessed against a set of criteria, with a focus on meeting the highest standards in the industry. The results will then be shared with all federal investors.

  • Positive Impact Metrics

    Verisk Maplecroft has identified Fund specific Impact Metrics measuring the benefits the projects will generate over the course of the investment lifetime and the relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals it will help advance. These impact metrics, depending on the type of investment, could include but are not limited to clean energy created, CO2 emissions avoided, jobs created, and affordable homes developed.

  • Third-Party Validation

    Monarch’s Framework and Impact Metric calculation for each credit sector are validated by Bureau Veritas.

  • Verisk Maplecroft

    Verisk Maplecroft is a global risk analytics and forecasting company specializing in climate and political risk data for the world’s leading institutional investors and corporations.

  • Bureau Veritas

    Global leader in assurance and independent verification services. Established in 1828, they provide companies with services required to achieve, maintain, and assess compliance with Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, and Social Accountability obligations and associated management systems and data.

What is Impact Investing?

Impact investing is investing for positive social and environmental impact while securing desired returns. At Monarch Private Capital, we carefully choose tax equity investments that align with our investors’ values and have a measurable positive impact on the environment and society. This way, investors can create meaningful change while earning financial rewards, leaving a positive mark on the world.


examines how a company operates in a sustainable manner and how it impacts the natural environment


examines a company’s relationships, both internally (employees) and externally (clients, vendors, and communities)


examines a company’s standards for leadership and how it addresses risks and the rights of shareholders

A Brief History of Impact Investing


  • Emergence in 2000s: Originating in the early 2000s, impact investing blends financial returns with positive social and environmental impact, marking a departure from traditional investment models.
  • Dual Bottom-Line Focus: With a commitment to a “dual bottom-line,” impact investing seeks both financial returns and measurable social and environmental benefits, integrating these considerations into investment decisions.
  • Global Mainstream Adoption: Impact investing has evolved from niche initiatives to a mainstream strategy, attracting a diverse range of investors and institutions globally who recognize the link between financial success and societal well-being.

Benefits of Impact Investing


achieve your sustainability goals while mitigating your tax liability


consumer loyalty, attract the best employees, and create goodwill and support for your business


quantifiable, positive outcomes to local communities such as new jobs, increased property values and greater tax revenues

Sustainability Committee

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