BUILDING AN INVESTMENT FUND FOR NATURE CONSERVATION

Natural Strategies' Director Alexander Koch co-leads the establishment of Natural Capital, a new international investment fund that aims to mobilize private sector finance for sustainable land use in developing countries.

 

Alexander designs the fund’s financial structure, identifies investment opportunities in developing countries and presents them to international investors and companies in industrialized countries. The objective is to conserve ecosystems, biodiversity and endangered wildlife in tropical forest landscapes while generating financial returns on investment.

The assets that eligible projects generate include high quality and third party certified agricultural, agroforestry and forest products and innovative environmental assets such as carbon credits and Payments for Ecosystem Services. By doing so, Natural Capital aims to redirect capital and resources from current practices to more sustainable alternatives. 

To optimise and de-risk investments in these assets, the fund aims to blend commercial capital from private sector investors with development capital from public or philanthropic sources. Combining the individual attributes of each asset and project with innovative and blended finance models generates a powerful and sustainable solution for nature conservation.
 

Country

Worldwide, Biodiversity hotspots

Client

Natural Capital

Thematic areas

Ecosystems & biodiversity

Duration

2018 - 2019

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