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Althelia Climate Fund


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Althelia Climate Fund is investing in ecosystems conservation and sustainable agroforestry, applying best-in-class social, environmental and governance (ESG) criteria. Returns are generated through the production and sale of real assets (in the form of sustainable agriculture and soft commodities such as certified cocoa and coffee, FSC timber etc.), as well as presently undervalued environmental assets (including carbon emission reductions and other payment for ecosystem services such as biodiversity and water) to several complementary high growth markets. In addition to strong financial returns, the Fund’s investments deliver substantial positive ESG impacts furthering social development, such as gender equity and economic improvement of communities whose livelihoods depend directly and indirectly on natural ecosystems. The Fund implements innovative financial approaches such as performance-based payments and advance market commitments.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Luxembourg Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Althelia Ecosphere


Luxembourg

Althelia Ecosphere is an impact investment manager that delivers financial returns that are fully aligned with the conservation of nature and sustainable social development. We leverage expertise and capital to define pathways for innovative solutions to the climate and environmental challenges facing society today.With a special emphasis on sustainable land use biodiversity and ecosystem services we seek to leverage investment that simultaneously catalyses a range of positive impacts includingpositively transformed land use models delivering social economic and environmental outcomesfinancial and livelihood benefits realised by a wide spectrum of local stakeholdersreduced greenhouse gas emissionssustained or enhanced biodiversity and ecosystem function andimprovements in the conservation status of threatened and endangered species.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact:

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EcoEnterprises Fund


Costa Rica

EcoEnterprises Fund a dynamic investment manager with an unparalleled track record of 20 years in the field launched its third fund under management in May 2018. The Fund provides tailored financing and value add services to community based growth businesses that create long term livelihoods and facilitate resilience in local economies while encouraging the sustainable use of natural resources the conservation of vulnerable ecosystems and bio diverse landscapes and the mitigation of climate risks. In doing so EcoEnterprises Fund helps companies boost returns create socio economic opportunities and continue to preserve our most important asset planet Earth. The Fund builds on the success and know how of two prior funds that have invested in 34 companies in organic agriculture aquaculture ecotourism sustainable forestry and non timber forest products. Together these businesses have created 6700 jobs supported 400 community groups generated economic opportunities for 32600 suppliers conserved 10.5 million acres of land reached half a billion dollars in sales and benefited over 186000 local people. As a leader in its distinctive investment niche and emerging markets the Fund will continue to leverage its in region presence its unique and deep pipeline its industry insights and robust network and its unique mix of tailored financing and hands on investment management to achieve strong financial returns for its investors and create meaningful impact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Belize Impact: Community Development

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