The demand for conservation financing significantly outweighs available supply – the latest studies show there is a c.US $700 billion per annum gap between current investment levels and what is required to stabilise and protect threatened natural resources and the critical services they provide to humanity. Historically, commercial returns have too often been pursued at the expense of environmental sustainability, and the true costs of these investments have not been properly factored into decision making. This urgently needs to change.
Conservation Capital has a 20-year track record of bringing innovative financing mechanisms that combine disciplined investment processes, healthy financial returns, and positive conservation, climate and related social outcomes.
We work with a variety of conservation-driven partners to design, test and deliver new commercial funding instruments for conservation, many of which incorporate our pioneering use of conservation covenants alongside more mainstream investment structuring mechanisms.