Our approach for engaging with our public sector partners | WWF

Our approach for engaging with our public sector partners

Working as One

The world is rapidly changing-and we need to change with it. This is why WWF emphasizes large-scale programmatic work and innovative solutions, and why we focus on improving coordination and increasing collaboration. This enables us to reach across scales, actors and sectors, and ultimately grow our impact.  
Through a network of over hundred dedicated staff, we maintain relationships with over thirty public sector finance institutions, and ensure that public funds are properly managed on the ground. 

More Than Just Money

Our approach— outcome over income — emphasizes the importance of delivering large-scale impacts for the environment. Our engagement with our partners is not just about funding for WWF projects but leveraging far greater sums for conservation worldwide. Of course, financing ambitious environmental programmes delivers impacts, but our partnership goals don't stop there.

The Critical Friend

We aim to be a "critical friend" when helping partner institutions improve their practices and delivery. We provide our partners with trusted, solution-oriented support, and push them to do more for the environment; from improving the environmental safeguards on loans they give, to providing them with expertise on greening large-scale infrastructure projects. We hold our partners accountable for the commitments they make.



WWF and the GEF have a rich history of partnership and mutual support. WWF is now a GEF Project Agency. This status gives WWF the ability to work directly with the GEF’s member countries to design and implement GEF programs and projects on their behalf, with full accreditation regarding GEF policies, rules, and procedures. As a network, WWF provides expertise and recommendations for the GEF7 programming for 2017-2022 implementation cycle.