In the very short term, taking natural capital into consideration is unlikely to make much difference to investment returns. In the medium to long term though, such factors become critical for continued economic growth and corporate earnings.
The Finance Sector Supplement, developed in partnership with the Natural Capital Coalition and VBDO, provides a framework for financial institutions to assess the natural capital impacts and dependencies of their portfolios.
The Global Impact Investing Network’s online repository of alternative financing structures for early-stage impact investment is a resource for impact investors and others who have small and growing impact businesses in emerging markets.
Regenerative agriculture — with practices like cover cropping, conversion to organic, compost application and efficient fertilizer management — was front and center at this week’s Conservation Finance Practitioner’s Roundtable in Minneapolis at the McKnight Foundation.
The Conservation Finance Practitioner Roundtable focused on innovative agricultural investments — particularly those supported through the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Innovation Grant program.