With the global population estimated to peak at 9 billion by 2050, there is a growing need to maximize efforts to protect natural ecosystems. At the same time, there is insufficient investment in conservation.
NatureVest will work to close the funding gap that exists by creating new opportunities to invest private and philanthropic capital in conservation projects that deliver financial returns and clear environmental benefits.
The Nature Conservancy and JPMorgan Chase have a bold goal: Raise $1 billion over the next three years toward projects that protect agriculture, fisheries, water and land. These power brokers in conservation and finance seek nothing less than to create a mainstream market for investment in ecological conservation.
The Livestock to Markets program seeks to provide a sustainable solution to overgrazing in the Northern Rangelands of Kenya, creating local community capacity for rangelands conservation.
With NatureVest, The Conservancy takes its transactional approach to the next level. As part of that effort, NatureVest will convene leaders from various related sectors to build a robust network that will effectively scale up impact investing for conservation.
The Nature Conservancy first entered the impact investing market with Conservation Notes in 2012. The $25 million offering was the first investment-grade retail product focused on conservation.