Sacha takes a systems-based approach to investing in farmland that increases the economic viability of regenerative organic farm enterprises. We facilitate direct loans, partnerships, and long-term leases to established small and mid-sized family farms who are committed to principles and practices that increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, and enhance ecosystem services.
Sacha works on a regional basis to help expand markets and create pathways to land ownership for regenerative organic food producers. We recognize that this transition requires a different way of investing that includes providing patient capital, enabling regenerative farming practices, and identifying key supply chain improvements.
Through our work, we aim to support the build out of a critical and durable movement of food producers to lead the adoption of agricultural and agroforestry practices that regenerate de-graded land, steward the soils, and foster prosperity and sustainable livelihoods in rural communities and local food economies.
With community housing developers and operators as our partners, Sacha aims to improve the wellbeing of lower-income households by providing stable, affordable, beautiful, well-managed, climate-resilient homes.
Our goal is to support the community housing sector – particularly non-profit developers – to be the preferred choice for the delivery of affordable housing in Western Canada. We achieve this by supporting them to acquire existing residential buildings and to develop new ones, with an eye to securing more real estate assets in community hands.
Our investments also aim to facilitate broader and more strategic financial participation in affordable housing delivery from other financial partners.
Recognizing the enormous potential to effect positive change through the built environment, Sacha also invests in and rehabilitates older real estate assets to improve their energy efficiency. We support community housing developers who drive their projects towards Net Zero energy performance and beyond.
We support partners in values-driven stewardship of forest lands and the expansion of eco-forestry practices.
We help to facilitate the transfer of stewardship to Indigenous communities through carbon market strategies so that, together, we can improve the quality of air, groundwater, and wild-life habitats. We structure investments that protect and restore working landscapes while supporting innovative small-to-mid-scale companies that create markets for sustainable forest products. We promote sustainable land stewardship by investing to support sustainable, community-based forestry and agroforestry.