Now is the Time to Bring Nature Into Your Portfolio

A Growing Market

NatureVest research has found that there is currently a $31.7 billion market for investing in conservation, and it’s growing rapidly. Over the next five years, private investment in conservation is expected to triple. NatureVest is developing a pipeline of deals that are ready to receive impact capital and can scale conservation work around the globe, while also delivering a financial return for investors.

In our survey, we found that investors interviewed felt that there is no trade-off between impact and financial return, when investing in conservation.

Who Are NatureVest investors?

Our investment opportunities have a range of risk and return profiles and therefore appeal to an expansive audience of conservation impact investors including, but not limited to individuals, foundations, family offices, pension funds and development finance institutions.

“With NatureVest, TNC is at the forefront of the intersection between conservation and the marketplace. They’re putting real financial deals together and matching investors with projects for conservation impact.” – Joel Dobberpuhl, Philanthropist and NatureVest Investor

The Conservation Note

The Conservation Note is The Nature Conservancy’s first investment opportunity that enables individual investors to support conservation projects around the world while earning a financial return on their investment. Introduced in 2012 as a $25 million offering, the Note was the first investment-grade retail product focused on conservation. Structured as general obligation of debt of the Conservancy, the Note carries a Aa2 rating from Moody’s ratings service. The funds raised through the Note offering support the Conservancy’s global conservation priorities.

Since 2012, the Conservation Note offering has funded more than 200 conservation projects in approximately 30 U.S. states, and Canada. 

Support for the Conservation Note was provided by NatureVest inaugural and lead funder, the Robertson Foundation.

To learn more about the Note, including how to invest, please visit or contact us at

Click below to learn more about some of our current and past projects.

Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund

April 22, 2016

D.C. Green Infrastructure Fund

March 8, 2016

Livestock to Markets

May 18, 2015

Great Western Checkerboards

May 18, 2015

Seychelles Debt Restructuring

May 18, 2015


Top image: © Erika Nortemann. Image credits: © Hal Brindley; © Ami Vitale; © Steven Gnam; © Didier Baertschiger/Flickr.