The eco.business Fund

Launched by KfW Development Bank, Conservation International, and Finance in Motion, the eco.business Fund strives to promote business and consumption practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of natural resources, climate change mitigation and adaptation to its impact. The fund’s activities will focus on mega-diverse countries in Latin America.

InceptionDecember 2014 
Fund StructureSpecialized Investment Fund, SICAV-SIF, under Luxembourg law involving different capital tranches
Available FundingUSD 237.4 million 
Portfolio OutstandingUSD 231.0 million
Initiators KfW Development Bank, Conservation International (CI), and Finance in Motion
Target Region Latin America and the Caribbean, with an initial focus on highly biodiverse countries (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Central America) 
End-BorrowerBusinesses whose activities are certified to be in line with conservation and biodiversity goals or those that are making improvements to be in line with such goals from the sectors of agriculture and agri-processing, fisheries and aquaculture, sustainable forestry, or tourism 
Target Financial Institutions Microfinance institutions, commercial banks, and other non-bank financial institutions as well as direct investments in sustainable businesses 
Financial InstrumentsSenior loans/subordinated debt, promissory notes, time deposits/certificates of deposits, subscription to bonds issues, term-enhancement instruments (e.g., standby facilities), co-investments, standby letters of credit, and guarantees

Status: 30 September 2018

Finance in Motion has been mandated as an advisor to provide the following services:

  • Investment Advisory
  • Risk Management
  • General Fund Advisory
  • Technical Assistance Management

The eco.business Fund contributes to achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals through conservation and climate finance via financial intermediaries and direct investments.

For more information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), please visit the official United Nations SDG knowledge platform.

Financing for local businesses will be provided either directly by the fund or through local financial institutions. Given the fund’s mission and the nature of its target region, investments will focus on the areas of sustainable agriculture and agri-processing, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, sustainable forestry, and tourism.

For further information about the eco.business Fund, please visit www.ecobusiness.fund.

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