April 30, 2014 | 9:00-12:00

Launching: Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment

Washington, DC and online

Integrated landscape management (ILM) can provide a framework for intersectoral planning and investments that achieve joint benefits for agricultural production, ecosystem resilience and local livelihoods – reducing potential trade-offs and realizing potential synergies. While ILM is spreading rapidly around the world, it remains difficult to mobilize financing for such multi-objective investments at requisite scale. Partners of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative jointly designed and implemented the first international study to assess the state of finance for ILM. The year-long study assessed the experience of more than 200 financial institutions involved in key aspects of financing both enabling and asset investments for ILM. The study also took an in-depth look at the financial strategies for three landscape initiatives in Brazil, Kenya and South Africa. This event will present key findings from the study, including the business case for financial institutions to incorporate ILM in their portfolios, and practical recommendations for investors, landscape initiatives and governments to bridge the finance gap.



Coffee and light breakfast


Welcome and introductions

Andrew Steer, President, World Resources Institute
Sara J. Scherr, President, EcoAgriculture Partners


Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Management Presentation and Q&A

Report authors:

Margot Hill Clarvis, Associate, Earth Security Initiative
Gabrielle Kissinger, Principal, Lexeme Consulting
Seth Shames, Senior Project Manager, EcoAgriculture Partners

Coffee Break


Respondent Panel

Mohamed Bakarr, Senior Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility 
Marcos Sossai, Reflorestar (Brazil) Program Manager
Iain Henderson, Programme Officer, Finance Initiative, UN Environment Programme
Ellysar Baroudy, Lead Carbon Finance Specialist, World Bank