Attracting Private Investments for Sustainable Landscapes: A Guide
This guide aims to provide project organizers with a clear approach and guidance on how to identify landscape finance projects, and how to support project developers in making landscape finance projects investment-ready. More specifically, the toolkit will help readers identify and conceptualize landscape finance projects with the potential to be commercially financed, develop a project business model, structure, impacts and financing strategy and help to identify financing needs and suitable investors. This toolkit will also help readers structure landscape finance projects in alignment with investor requirements and will help to identify when to stop landscape finance projects at an early stage if they are unlikely to be successful or meet investor requirements at later stages, to avoid wasting scarce time and resources.
Using this toolkit should result in bankable landscape finance projects that are designed to meet the expectations and requirements of fund managers, banks and other commercial investors. While this toolkit has been developed by IDH and WWF, its general purpose is to support other conservation and development organizations involved in landscape finance.