Conserving Landscapes and Ecosystems With Private Investment

May 16, 2014

Private investors are finding new opportunities to invest in large-scale conservation efforts intended to protect biodiversity and boost “ecosystem services” such as clean water, clean air and carbon storage.

Earlier this year, 50 leading practitioners of “conservation finance” came together for a two-day workshop hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to discuss successful deals and innovative transactional structures. Participants sought to identify scalable and repeatable models that generate returns for investors. The workshop was intended to accelerate the emergence of an investor-driven approach to conservation.

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