“Harnessing private investment capital to accelerate and expand land conservation: the role of impact investing”
May 29, 2018 at 5pm EDT
Over the past century, the public sector was the predominant funder of land conservation projects, creating national parks, national forests and wildlife refuges in countries around the world. More recently, inventive conservation finance practitioners have discovered myriad ways to bring private capital to the effort – for example, funding for-profit mitigation banks and providing impact capital to fund the acquisition and stewardship of working forests and farmlands. The webinar will explore several of these private and civic funding methods in depth.
This webinar is being moderated by Leigh Whelpton, Program Director at the Conservation Finance Network, and will feature presentations by Peter Stein, Managing Director at the Lyme Timber Company, James Fitzsimons, Director of Conservation at The Nature Conservancy Australia, and John Earhart, Chairman of the Global Environment Fund.