The eco.business Fund 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 in Latin America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.
- local financial institutions that are committed to the fund’s mission and which have the capacity to reach its target group;
- directly to its target group (i.e. companies and producers);
- and in the case of sub-Saharan Africa, to real sector intermediaries.
The fund supports sustainable operations in the sectors of agriculture, fishery (including aquaculture), forestry and tourism. Target beneficiaries are those that hold an eligible sustainability certification or those taking out a loan to make eligible sustainable investments in their operations
An impact investment fund advised by Finance in Motion, the eco.business Fund was initiated by Germany’s KfW Development Bank and Conservation International with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Operating together with each of the two sub-funds, are two development facilities that provide high-impact technical assistance to investment partners and final borrowers.
03-05 June 2020. Online Conference. Global Landscapes Forum Bonn Digital Conference 2020: Food in the time of crisis.