RSF Social Finance Makes a Loan to Aquatic Informatics

Jan 9, 2012 12:10 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) San Francisco, CA - January 9, 2012 - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is proud to announce a new loan to Aquatic Informatics (AI), a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for water data management and analysis.  

“AI enables the world’s leading water resource and climate monitoring agencies to take action in conserving what is arguably the planet’s most vital and stressed resource—water,” says Scott Hackenberg, RSF Lending Manager.   With increasing concerns over the Earth’s freshwater supply, the water monitoring industry is rapidly growing. Founded in 2003, this Canadian based company has become a leader in the field supporting two of the world’s largest water monitoring agencies—US Geological Survey and Water Survey of Canada. AI’s AQUARIUS Software enables water and climate monitoring organizations to make actionable decisions that are critically important to managing water resources and preserving the environment. These products help to improve global public health and safety through better, faster, and easier environmental management decisions—ensuring clean air and water, predicting floods and drought, and protecting wetlands and the wildlife they sustain.   “We structured an innovative credit facility tailored to AI’s unique business model, facilitating the company’s rapid growth,” says Hackenberg.   “Aquatic Informatics aligns perfectly with the type of high-impact, mission-driven organizations that RSF exists to support.”             “We are thrilled to be working with RSF Social Finance.  It’s important that RSF is able to support us as an experienced and flexible financial partner while sharing our values and focus on protecting the environment and supporting our communities,” says David Ferguson, Aquatic Informatics Vice President of Operations and Marketing.   RSF Social Finance is the lender of choice for values-driven social enterprise in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. Borrowers not only receive financing to meet their capital needs through a close relationship with RSF, each becomes part of a larger community working to transform the way the world works with money. RSF is proud to support Aquatic Informatics and the positive social and environmental impacts they generate.    About RSF Social Finance   Located in San Francisco, CA, RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. Since 1984, the organization has made over $230 million in loans and $100 million in grants to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises working in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.   RSF's lending capital comes primarily from one thousand individuals who have invested $1,000 or more in the organization's Social Investment Fund. Investors earn a competitive return on their money comparable to a certificate of deposit while their funds are deployed to leading social enterprises. To learn more, visit   About Aquatic Informatics   Aquatic Informatics™ provides software solutions that address critical water data management and analysis challenges for the rapidly growing environmental monitoring industry. Aquatic Informatics is focused on providing software solutions to a range of different customer groups including  federal, state/provincial and local government departments, hydropower operators, watershed and basin authorities, irrigation districts, mining companies, academic groups and consulting and engineering organizations, who collect, manage and process large volumes of water quality or quantity data. For more information about Aquatic Informatics, go to   Contact   Scott Hackenberg, Lending Manager 415.561.6173   Jillian McCoy, Senior Associate, Communications 415.561.6156