Vivaris Capital and United Cities to Create Sustainable Net Zero Cities

(Vivaris Capital, 17.May.2022) — Vivaris Capital, LLC, a multi-strategy fund offering hybrid hedge and private equity structures, signed a global facilitation agreement with United Cities (UCNA). Vivaris and UCNA will work together to develop sustainable real estate projects and to deploy climate technologies. 

UCNA’s mission is to support the UN-approved 2030 Sustainability and Net Zero Agenda, which is designed to achieve prosperity that is respectful of the planet and its inhabitants. In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly created a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all,” which are called The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and known as the 2030 Sustainable and Net Zero Agenda.  These comprise a global framework of action for people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. Additionally, the framework integrates social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, as well as peace, governance, and justice elements.

“UCNA is shifting how we build and act as a global community so we can all thrive together. We’re tasked with supporting SDG 11 initiatives in Mexico, Canada, and the United States, and are dedicated to working with elite level executives, corporate partners, universities, funding partners, and government agencies to build sustainable cities and communities. Vivaris Capital is a valuable partner, and our future together holds tremendous possibilities and opportunities,” said Jason Lohe, Head of North America United Cities. 

In support of UCNA’s mission to solve the world’s greatest challenges, Vivaris Capital will raise capital from industry partners, financial institutions, family offices, and individual investors and then invest via Vivaris Capital’s VICAN Fund. The VICAN Fund provides investors with access to institutional quality alternative investments with high-growth, high-return potential while securing their principal.

The VICAN Fund is led by President and Chief Executive Officer J. Christopher Mizer, a 25-year veteran of the alternative investment industry who founded Vivaris Capital in 1998 to invest in and acquire middle-market businesses in a broad range of industries that are leaders in their market niches. He is supported by an eight-member team that includes leading physicians, environmental and climate technology experts, alternative investment professionals, and global finance and business specialists.  

“Vivaris Capital’s team is dedicated to changing the world by investing in new ideas, innovation, and people. Our vision for the future is based on actionable strategies that make the planet a better place for all mankind, which makes United Cities an ideal partner and which is why our VICAN Fund investments include areas such as climate tech and life sciences,” said Mizer.