Level 3 Capital Advisors
Level 3 Capital Advisors
Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC, is John Fullerton's holding company for his impact investment activities including direct investments, fund investments, and occasional strategic advisory engagements.
John gained experience purposefully aligning investments with social and ecological values beginning in 1997 while he was a principal at JPMorgan Capital, long before the term “impact investment” became fashionable. He led JPMorgan’s $20 million investment in a private charter school company and also explored alternative energy investment strategies for the firm. The experience planted the seed with John to think about the “purpose of capital.”
Today, John’s private impact investment portfolio remains a minority of his aggregate investments, but continues to grow in importance as he identifies new opportunities to align his capital with his values in an impactful way. The portfolio consists of specialized private fund investments, as well as direct investments in private companies involved in sustainable land management, food, and water. John is particularly involved in the challenge of reversing desertification together with the Savory Institute and his partner Larry Lunt as co-founders of Grasslands, LLC, and as Board Members of Savory Institute.
Capital Institute's extended network influences this investment practice, and in turn, our community benefits from this hands on experience which informs our work and keeps it practical.
Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC Investment Portfolio: Private Funds
Biological Capital - General Partner investment in firm that does large scale landscape conservation, restoration, and development.
EKO Asset Management – Carbon market pilot fund.
Expansion Capital Partners – Clean Technology venture capital fund.
Mission Point Capital Partners – Low and no carbon private equity fund.
RSF Social Investment Fund – Portfolio of direct loans in support of social enterprises.
Level 3 Capital Advisors LLC, Investment Portfolio: Direct Investments
Adina for Life, Inc. – Fair trade, natural and organic beverages.
Farmers Diner – Vermont based locally sourced food, diner format.
Grasslands, LLC – A partnership with Armonia, LLC and Savory Institute to manage ranchland using the Savory Holistic Management methodology. Grasslands, LLC currently owns and manages 14,000 acres in South Dakota. Grasslands, LLC was highlighted in a recent Time Magazine article, "How to Save the Grasslands: Bring in More Cattle."
New Day Farms, Inc. – Organic tomatoes grown in energy-efficient greenhouses outside Washington DC, selling into Whole Foods.
NuTech Solutions - Complexity Science for Business (company sold to Netezza Corporation).
So Clear Beverages, LLC – Sustainable bottled water solutions for hotels and restaurants.