Mission
Capricorn Investment Group seeks to deliver extraordinary investment results by leveraging market forces to scale solutions to global problems.
The Firm was born from a belief that sustainable investment practices can enhance risk-adjusted returns. Underlying this investment approach is a deep desire to demonstrate the huge investment potential that resides in breakthrough commercial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. One of the largest mission-aligned investment firms in the world, Capricorn has grown to manage more than $5 billion in multi-asset class portfolios for families, foundations and institutional investors. The firm has offices in New York City and Palo Alto.
Goals and Values

Power of entrepreneurship to address the world’s greatest challenges

Capricorn believes in the power of entrepreneurship to address the world’s greatest challenges, and therefore seeks out partnerships with talented individuals creating innovative businesses and investment companies.

Oriented toward earning superior risk-adjusted returns

The investment strategy seeks superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in and partnering with companies and managers which provide solutions to global problems. We employ a fundamental and long-term approach to identify investments across all asset classes which we believe have the potential for positive impact and high rates of return over many years.

Institutional capital toward sustainability-driven investments

We believe we can be a long term steward to our clients' capital by continually striving to outperform market returns in addition to catalyzing the movement of institutional capital toward sustainability driven investments.

Rigorous standards of social and environmental performance

Capricorn is a Certified B Corporation and is committed to the most rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

Our Approach
Capricorn’s core belief is that sustainable investment practices can enhance long-term risk-adjusted returns. We manage globally diversified long-term portfolios comprised of both external managers and direct investments across all asset classes, with sustainability integrated at the core of the investment process. In order to both meet return objectives and support the movement of capital into more sustainable investment strategies, we follow a disciplined and patient approach in sponsoring and creating new investment funds. We also make early investments into established managers addressing opportunities across the sustainable investment landscape. Since 2004, Capricorn has created multiple investment partnerships which manage over $3.5 billion and focus on specific areas of impact or sustainability, such as renewable energy infrastructure, renewable resources, clean technology, health & wellness, and energy efficiency. In addition to these partnerships, Capricorn directly oversees $5 billion of client assets under management.