This one-hour webinar is the third installment in a series following up on sessions at the Mission Investors Exchange national conference in May. The speakers will present key findings from a new Investing in Conservation report that includes perspectives from the philanthropic, for-profit and nonprofit sectors.
Impact investments in conservation are intended to return principal or generate profit while driving a positive impact on natural resources and ecosystems. The findings from the recently published report provide a more comprehensive understanding of this growing investment sector, in which mission investments are becoming a significant source of funding to help meet conservation needs globally.
Investing in Conservation, co-authored by The Nature Conservancy, JP Morgan and EKO Asset Management, reveals a fast-growing global market totaling approximately $23 billion from 2009 to 2013, including $2 billion from private investments – a number expected to exceed $5.6 billion by 2018. Investments featured in the report fall into three categories: water quantity and quality conservation; sustainable food and fiber production; and habitat conservation.
- Ricardo Bayon, EKO Asset Management Partners
- Eric Hallstein, The Nature Conservancy
- Susan Phinney Silver, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- Dan Winterson, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation