Defining innovative finance solutions
LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR CHANGE
Assessing the impacts of private and public sector investments on sectors exerting pressure on natural resources, and defining solutions to shift pressures
- Identifying how private sector investment can minimize public sector risks in land use sectors
- Identifying policies, institutions and mechanisms to mobilize investments supporting low carbon and green economy pathways
- Cultivating finance and investment support for initiatives
- Donor advisory services – solutions for how to cultivate the greatest impact from donor investments to promote sustainable land use
- Facilitation and convening
Identifying alternative investment models in sustainable and inclusive agricultural production in Africa, on behalf of the Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit.
Identified the public fiscal incentives promoting oil palm production in Indonesia, the impacts of these incentives on forests and peatlands and what the Indonesian government could do to create better compatibility between oil palm production, green economy and livelihood objectives.
Helped to facilitate a High-Level panel event, “Changing agricultural fiscal policies to stimulate sustainable economic growth, food production, and reduced deforestation,” which convened national representatives to provide insights on barriers and keys to success in addressing fiscal policy reform different national contexts and how REDD+ finance and other forms of climate finance can be used to encourage greater coherence.
Evaluation of investment options for conservation and economic development in a globally significant rainforest, on behalf of private foundations.
A continual focus on innovative finance and business plan models to shift towards more sustainable land use. This includes innovations for integrated landscape management and multi-sector solutions to shared land- and community-based risks.
Helped develop the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Woods Initiative, a US $26 million campaign to protect ecologically significant lands, enable sustainable forestry, and compatible economic development in northern Maine. Raised $1 million in state funds towards acquisition, and assisted in raising another $2 million privately and $3.4 million federally to support MWI land purchases and a stewardship endowment.
Collaborated on learning modules and course curriculum for a Sustainable Finance and Accounting MBA course (University of Wales).