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Social and Environmental Factors in Finance: Looking at the Bottom Line

Today author Jesse Last of Root Capital, a social investment fund that provides credit and financial training to agricultural enterprises in Africa and Latin America, discusses how Root Capital integrates social and environmental factors into credit decisions. The organization supports businesses that are … Continue reading

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Accounting for Natural Capital

Last week we observed World Population Day with an acknowledgement that a growing human population requires certain resources to sustain itself, and the current approach to using land and water resources will not allow us to remain within certain planetary … Continue reading

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Project-Level Insights for Landscape Level PES

Landscapes can provide a range of natural benefits, from clean water to carbon sequestration, but often people don’t have the right incentives to manage their lands to maintain these services. Gabrielle Kissinger (Lexeme Consulting) and Henry Neufeldt (World Agroforestry Centre) … Continue reading

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Choosing Short-Cut Development Over Rights and Equality?

Clear land tenure and rights to natural resources are generally prerequisites to successfully implementing integrated landscape approaches, in which these structures enable a long-term view of managing land to sustain people and nature. As the week comes to a close, Alexandre … Continue reading

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State of Watershed Payments

“Water, like its flow through the physical landscape, touches almost every sector of society and aspect of human life.” – State of Watershed Payments 2012 Last week the Landscapes Blog highlighted some work at the World Resources Institute on promoting … Continue reading

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Investing in the Future of Food and Agriculture

Every year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) produces a report on the State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA). This year the theme, Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future, follows closely with the elevated level of … Continue reading

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A Climate-Smart Guide to Investment

In addition to the challenges of crafting policy to support climate-smart agricultural landscapes, those related to investment and the financial challenges of dealing with climate change have received considerable attention of late, and will be a major topic of discussion … Continue reading

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The Way Forward for Responsible Agricultural Investments

Considerable financial resources will be necessary to feed a growing global population, meet the needs of changing diets, and deal with natural resources and climatic challenges (see our post on climate-smart agriculture financing). According to FAO estimates, US$83 billion a … Continue reading

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