Landscape investment portfolio

A centerpiece of ILM implementation is translating the Action Plan into a concrete and integrated ‘landscape investment portfolio’ that can be used to attract finance and investment supporting landscape goals. This portfolio includes both ‘asset’ and ‘enabling’ investments.

The ‘asset’ investments produce direct benefits for the regenerative economy, human well-being, and healthy nature. Examples might be smallholder agroforestry investments, a public-private project for riverbank restoration, expansion of several ‘green’ businesses, and new local health clinics for villages around protected wildlife areas. ‘Enabling’ investments make regenerative asset investments possible. Examples include LP organization, training, policy innovations, setting up a system of product certification or payment for ecosystem services, or generating landscape impact data that can be used by all stakeholders.

The Portfolio would eventually include all the key private, public, and civic projects and business investments that support the LP’s objectives, and show where in the landscape they are being implemented. The Output produced by the LP could be a Portfolio tracker that distinguishes projects already being implemented, those ready for financing (that is, they have done detailed project and business planning, incubation, and have a financing plan), and those under development.

The Landscape Investment Portfolio can be shared publicly in the form of a map, portfolio album, or electronic table. Information about ‘investment-ready’ projects can be shared with prospective funders from the private sector, governments and philanthropy.

Landscape investment portfolio

Landscape investment portfolio Tools

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Landscape Investment Finance Toolkit

The Landscape Investment and Finance Toolkit (also mentioned in output 3.4) comprises a set of modules that help landscape initiatives define, develop and find finance for their landscape priorities. The tool guides you through a process to find the types of investors that might be interested in your landscape-specific business cases, and develop pitch materials to successfully acquire that finance.

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Attracting Private Investments for Sustainable Landscapes: A Guide

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This guide aims to support project organizers in identifying and enabling investment opportunities in support of sustainable landscape goals. The guide focuses on designing investments in landscape finance projects where investment opportunities in companies or projects have (the potential for) a bankable business case and are driven by committed project developers, and that support biodiversity, sustainable land management, and climate change adaptation and/or mitigation. Guidance and tools are provided for project organizers to identify such projects: supporting landscape actors in transforming landscape projects into landscape finance projects, and supporting project developers in making them investment ready.

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Bankable Nature Solutions

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This document provides guidance on developing bankable projects that lead to improved environmental and climate outcomes. It aims to help users underway in understanding bankable nature solutions and help them to start identifying and developing their own bankable nature solution projects.

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Convergence Matchmaking Platform

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The Convergence Matchmaking Platform gives members access to a dedicated pipeline of fundraising blended finance deals. Members can post deals they are sponsoring, advising, or investing in. Member institutions include private investors looking to diversify their portfolios, businesses seeking capital, as well as public agencies and philanthropic foundations looking to make their funds go further.

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Landscape Assessment of Financial Flows

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This practical two-phase approach (also mentioned in output 3.4) helps stakeholders identify sources of finance for new investment ideas, find the current financial flows that are most in need of transformation, and/or better understand the elements of a landscape’s financial context that require support. Phase 2 focuses on identifying and characterizing key financial flows within the landscape and evaluating the impacts of these flows on landscape objectives. By understanding these financial flows, and the related mechanisms of financial governance, the LP will be better able to determine how they can most effectively use and adapt these sources and mechanisms to achieve landscape goals.

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TerraMatch

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TerraMatch is a matchmaking tool that uses an algorithm to pair funders’ preferences, from geography to type of land and more, with vetted projects that get the right trees in the ground.

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