Topic: Conservation

Conservation Articles

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USDA Invites Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – takes effect on publication and includes changes to the program prescribed by the 2018 Farm Bill.
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Mirova: A Natural Approach to Investment

Mirova's Natural Capital Platform is looking to generate attractive returns and positive impact from investments in sustainable agriculture, fisheries and conservation. CEO Philippe Zaouati spoke to Environmental Finance .
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Call for Proposals Open for CFA Incubator Until January 31

Are you a conservation finance entrepreneur? Do you have an idea that can leverage the power of finance for conservation? The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) Incubator seeks to identify, support and promote innovative ideas and solutions to conservation finance challenges that have significant positive conservation impacts.

Can Innovative Finance Help Save the World’s Wildlife?

Oliver Withers, ZSL’s head of conservation finance and Aunnie Patton Power, expert in innovative investing and impact finance talk to John Aglionby about the changing landscape of conservation financing.

How the Capital Markets Can Conserve America's Forests

As gridlock persists in addressing our nation’s critical infrastructure challenges – America’s roads, bridges and railways – a similar, yet vastly underreported set of challenges exist with our natural infrastructure: namely, the loss of our large privately-owned working forests.
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Salazar Center Launches the Connectivity Challenge Prize

"The Salazar Center for North American Conservation at Colorado State University is seeking proposals for a $100,000 incentive prize, to fund meaningful change in the field of conservation. The Connectivity Challenge is the first prize of its kind. The challenge was announced by CSU President Joyce McConnell during the first Salazar Center International Symposium on Conservation Impact in September 2019 in Denver."
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Report: Even in a Tough Dairy Economy, Conservation Delivers Return on Investment

Dairy milk has a place in 94% of American households, yet U.S. dairy is in the fourth year of an economic downturn in which many farmers are struggling to break even. Dairy farmers are finally experiencing some price relief, but ongoing economic pressures are motivating them to become more resilient.
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Investment Advisor Perspectives on How To Bring Conservation Into Traditional Portfolios

This article is the second of a two-part series focusing on the challenges and opportunities of incorporating conservation finance into traditional investment portfolios. CFN spoke to investment advisors about strategies for overcoming major barriers. Increased interest in impact opens opportunities for greater incorporation of conservation finance into traditional investment portfolios across a variety of scales, from small retail to large institutional.
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Creating the Next Generation of Conservation Finance

At a time of rising climate activism, The Conservation Fund (TCF) — partnering with Goldman Sachs — tapped the capital markets with an inaugural debt issuance to scale its mission: to protect 1 million acres of America’s privately held working forests. We sat down with TCF’s CEO and CFO Larry Selzer and John Gilbert, respectively, and Goldman Sachs’ Kyung-Ah Park and Ritu Kalra to talk about the conservation sector’s evolving approach to sustainable growth and the role of capital markets.