Topic: Finance

Finance Articles

External News

Agriculture Funds Are Investing Billions to Regenerate Soil – and Communities

“Investors speak the language of risk,” says Delta Institute’s David LeZaks, a lead author of the report. “When you start to manage systems for increasing soil health and having bigger stocks of carbon in the soil, those systems are inherently less risky and more resilient to extreme weather and climate change.”
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Private Investors Protect Vast Forests in US Coal Country

The Nature Conservancy will manage the land, known as the Cumberland Forest Project, for a decade, and will provide investors financial returns from three sources: revenue from certified sustainable timber sales, carbon offset credits and the eventual sale of the land, at the end of the period, with long-term or permanent management restrictions in place.
External News

'Rhino Bond' Breaks New Ground in Conservation Finance

Investors in the $50 million bond will be paid back their capital and a coupon if African black rhino populations in five sites across Kenya and South Africa increase over five years.
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After Green Group Buys Forest, Logging Remains

Only part of the land will be logged. The Forest Stewardship Council, a nonprofit group, will make sure the logging operations meet environmental and safety measures. And cutting down trees is only one way the forest can make money. Thanks to California's climate change rules, forest owners can profit from their trees' carbon-absorbing powers.
Commentary

Wall Street Needs to Put More Stock in Future of Chesapeake Bay

While the states in the bay watershed have collectively appropriated more than $300 million in each of the last two fiscal years to conserve important lands, and have received some complementary federal funding, these levels will be inadequate to conserve another 3.1 million acres of land by 2030 to achieve the 30% goal.
External News

Call For Proposals: Conservation Trust Fund 10-Year Review and Update of CTF Practice Standards

The 10-Year Review will provide all actors with an improved understanding of the scope, effectiveness and impact of Conservation Trust Funds (CTFs) around the world. The Practice Standards project will provide existing and new CTFs with additional evidence-based norms to guide their operations and update the existing Practice Standards.
External News

World’s First Green Bonds Scheme to Finance Responsible Soy Production in Brazil Launched

The Responsible Commodities Facility, unveiled at the London Stock Exchange, plans to provide low-interest credit lines to Brazilian soy and corn farmers who commit to using degraded pasture and avoid clearing forests and native grassland for agriculture. For farmers, the initiative will offer an important complement to official credit lines.