The eco.business Fund is structured as a public-private partnership, offering different capital tranches that provide multiple risk/return profiles.
Public investors, donors, and development finance institutions invest in junior and senior shares. Subordinated notes are purchased by development finance institutions and private investors. These contributions provide a risk cushion for senior notes – the most protected investment instrument of the fund – which are exclusively offered to private investors.
*Figure as of December 2022, based on eco.business Fund activities in Latin America
All other figures as of December 2022, based on eco.business Fund activities in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa
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The eco.business Fund is an impact fund that aims to promote business and consumption practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation, to the sustainable use of natural resources and to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. The eco.business Fund further strives for systemic impact by raising awareness on protecting biodiversity and conserving natural resources and by developing the capacity of local institutions to successfully deliver conservation finance, increase its demand, and build an enabling environment for a greener economy.
In line with its sustainable investment objective, the Fund falls within the scope of Article 9 of the Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).For sustainability-related disclosures in line with the requirements of the SFDR and more details on the Fund’s approach to impact and sustainability, please refer to:
Statement on integration of sustainability risks for a description of relevant sustainability risks and information on the Fund’s policies on integration of these risks in its investment decision-making process.
Statement on consideration of principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors for a description of relevant principal adverse impacts and the policies and actions to identify, prioritise, and address such impacts as well as a summary of the Fund’s engagement policies.
Statement on sustainable investment objective for a description of the sustainable investment objective of the Fund and its (investment) strategy to attain that objective, along with the approach to measuring, monitoring, and managing impact.