We look beyond the individual project and create an enabling environment for investors to support the sustainable financing of landscapes. Since WWF operates at the landscape level, we can create projects at the right scale to attract investors and crucially link the cumulative impacts of these projects. We have developed relationships with various Financial Institutions, including public and private institutions, banks and investors.
Global Supply Chains
We have relationships with the suppliers and the supply chains that add interest, capital, pressure and legitimacy to these investments. We can engage the global brands – the companies that source from these areas – and involve them in the solutions that emerge. We then look to leverage bankable projects with funding sources that are not seeking a return to fund the ‘un-fundable’ – the institutions, regulations and governance that are critical to our objectives but are not on the agenda of FI project financiers.
Link with water governance
We are partnering with the OECD to develop a global framework on investment pathways, linking better governance with investment in water-related infrastructure.
Leveraging finance for nature-based solutions
Barclays and Standard Chartered were the first banks to change their public policy, stating that they would no longer fund harmful projects in Ramsar wetlands. These decisions help governments implement the Ramsar Convention and we believe perhaps could form a blueprint for corporate action with respect to Ramsar sites going forward.
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