Can the Financial Industry Help Save the Environment?
With the global population heading toward 9 billion people by 2050, there is a growing, urgent need to protect natural ecosystems and the resources they provide. At the same time, there is insufficient public and philanthropic funding for conservation. Recognizing the need to close this funding gap, The Nature Conservancy created NatureVest, its impact capital unit focused on developing conservation investment opportunities for private capital.
The Nature Conservancy's President and CEO Mark Tercek sat down with CFA Institute's Will Ortel to talk about some of the financial tools that can be leveraged to help fund conservation.