Investing in biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, and climate change mitigation and adaptation
Supported in financing over 966,988 hectares of farmland under sustainable management
Assets under management
Sub-fund for Latin America and the Caribbean
USD 633.9 mn
Sub-fund for sub-Saharan Africa
USD 58.3 mn
KfW Development Bank Germany, Conservation International, and Finance in Motion with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Latin America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa
Article 9 fund
Since 2014, the eco.business Fund has been supporting business and consumption practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation. Via two dedicated sub-funds, the fund provides finance to qualified financial institutions or directly to relevant businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. This financing strengthens companies that work towards improving the sustainable use of natural resources, mitigating climate change, and adapting to its effects.
Promoting biodiversity conservation
Funding is targeted at countries that include some of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots and sectors with the opportunity to further improve sustainable practices
Finance in Motion advises the eco.business Fund, which aims to promote business and consumption practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of natural resources, and mitigating and adapting to climate change.
The fund is active in countries and economic sectors that are particularly dependent on natural resources and substantially affected by climate change. Target regions include Latin America and the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. Investment sectors include sustainable agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, and sustainable tourism.
Potential investees need to implement eligible sustainability standards or engage in the eligible production practices included on a fund-proprietary green list to qualify for investment.
Our efforts contribute to eight Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), namely Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Climate Action (SDG 13), Life Below Water (SDG 14), Life Below Land (SDG 15), and Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17).
Invest in a biodiverse future
eco.business Fund impact
Hectares of farmland under sustainable management (1)
Hectares of farmland under soil conservation practices supported (1)
m³ of liquid waste treated or recycled (1,2)
Indirect jobs supported by end-borrowers receiving financing through partner institutions (1,2)
People trained (1)
Volume of loans enabled for sustainable production practices (1)
USD 3.0 bn
Hectares of soil erosion avoided (1,2)
Liters of herbicide use avoided (1,2)
Kilograms of nutrient load avoided (1,2)
m³ of irrigation water saved (1,2)
People reached through conferences and events (1)
CO2 stored by (agro-)forestry activities (absolute) (1,2)
CO2 stored by (agro-)forestry activities (net) (1,2)
Share of portfolio allocated to sustainable aquaculture
Hectares of (agro-)forestry promoted (1)
Hectares of farmland protected from deforestation
USD 793.7 mn
Share of private capital committed to the eco.business Fund
Volume of technical assistance projects (1)
USD 7.4 mn
Technical assistance projects launched (1)
Partner institutions (1)
(1) Cumulative figure since inception.
(2) Figures are modeled by Finance in Motion based on primary reporting and third-party data.
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