2030 Finance | March 24, 2017

Boring conservation finance products get investors excited

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Climate Finance

Fund managers and investment advisors are increasingly attracted to the stable yields from investments in sustainable agriculture, forestry and water.

“Capital markets like boring,” writes Credit Suisse’s Fabian Huwyler in his report on last month’s Conservation Finance conference.

Investor interest is growing for sustainable and organic agriculture, sustainable forestry, land management and water investments with conservation benefits. Conservation finance’s shift from “customized products to more plain-vanilla solutions” is a good development (see “New Products Attract Investors to the Conservation Finance Marketplace”).

Huwyler identified “a massive opportunity for intermediaries to better bridge the gap between institutional investors’ demands and project developers’ needs.”

Check out the short video with conference highlights.

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