Our Triple Bottom Line Approach

NCIF seeks to fund companies that pay attention to a “triple bottom line.” That is, enterprises that integrate positive economic, environmental, and social performance. An ideal NCIF company needs capital to:

  • support a profitable and economically sustainable business model.
  • provide products or services that positively impact the environment by using natural resources wisely and sustainable.
  • create or retain jobs that pay liveable wages and have benefits (health insurance, vacation, training) and advancement opportunities.

Not every business NCIF funds will be ideal on all three metrics. But, at a minimum, its management team is committed to operating a profitable business that improves the environment and does right by its employees.