The eco.business Fund is a joint initiative of investors’ intent on supporting the promotion of business and consumption practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of natural resources, climate change mitigation and adaptation to its impacts.
In providing financing to the fund’s target group for investing in activities that conserve nature and foster biodiversity, the eco.business Fund seeks investments that yield both financial and environmental returns.
The financing can be provided directly or through local financial institutions with the capacity to reach the eco.business Fund’s target group, i.e. local enterprises engaged in or intending to engage in business activities related to the fund’s environmental goals.
The eco.business Fund concentrates on the following four types of sustainable activities:
- Agriculture and agri-processing
- Fishery and aquaculture
In addition, final beneficiaries and local lending institutions can count on high impact technical assistance provided by the eco.business Development Facility.
The eco.business Fund is structured as a public-private partnership (PPP) and based on an innovative multiple tier capital structure, with participation of public investors, multilateral organizations, development finance institutions, NGOs, foundations and private institutional investors.