The Role of Private Capital in Conservation

April 20, 2018

The annual Earth Day, celebrated on 22nd April, has helped to build awareness of concerns for the environment since 1970. Launched in the US, it has since become a global movement engaging and encouraging activism to tackle climate change – protecting and conserving our planet. This year, we’re marking Earth Day with the publication of our White Paper that sets out the need for private finance in conservation and addresses the key issues involved in ensuring natural capital protects our planet.

There is a huge gap between the level of funding that is needed to protect the world’s valuable ecosystems, and actual money that is being directed into them, most of which, to date, has come from public or charitable sources. However, this is truly beginning to change, with an increase in the use of private capital being used to achieve positive conservation outcomes along with competitive commercial returns.

Althelia has been at the forefront of “conservation finance” and we are now able to point to specific examples of how investments can be structured and show performance, as well as how we demonstrate the high levels of measurable positive social and environmental impact of these investments.

Read our full white paper here.

Althelia Ecosphere