August 2, 2021

What We’re Reading – Landscape Finance Edition – July 2021

David Hecht EcoAgriculture Partners

Activity continues to bubble over in the world of landscape finance, place-based investment, conservation finance and transformations finance, making it challenging to keep up with all the most relevant reports and news. The 1000L Finance Solutions Design Team is working on system change, so we think it’s important to stay well-informed about the latest innovations […] ...
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April 20, 2021

What We’re Reading: Science team report on Nature- Positive Production for the 2021 UN Food System Summit

Juan Ramos EcoAgriculture Partners

EcoAgriculture Partners has been engaging with the UNFSS Action Track 3 on ‘Nature-Positive Production’ through our President and CEO, Sara Scherr’s involvement on the advisory board, with inputs from other staff.   We are excited to share the science team’s recent report, produced by researchers Elizabeth Hodson, Urs Niggli, Kaoru Kitajima, Rattan Lal and Claudia Sado ...
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March 4, 2021

What We’re Reading: ‘Little Book of Investing in Nature’ and ‘Economics of Biodiversity: Dasgupta Review’

Juan Ramos EcoAgriculture Partners

In the build-up to the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity - an international biodiversity summit taking place in Kunming, China this year--two highly relevant publications have been released: The The Little Book of Investing in Nature, published by Global Canopy and the “Economics of Biodiversity: Dasgupta Review” commiss ...
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September 24, 2020

What we´re reading: The Other Way COVID Will Kill: Hunger

A recently published article in the New York Times: ´The other way COVID will kill: Hunger´, Peter Goodman and colleagues give examples of how this pandemic has led to more than a quarter of a billion people worldwide facing life-threatening levels of food insecurity (according to the United Nations World Food Program).  ...
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September 8, 2020

What we´re reading: Transformation Capital: Systemic Investing for Sustainability

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

A freshly published report on systemic investing for sustainability--´Transformation Capital´--directly addresses that challenge. This ground-breaking report by Dominic Hofstetter, Director of Capital & Investments at Climate-KIC, provides a rationale and framework for connecting place-based “strategic investment portfolios’ with finance and the innovations that will be n ...
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August 3, 2020

What We’re Reading: Implementing the Landscape Assessment of Financial Flows (LAFF) in Gunung Tarak Landscape, Indonesia

Report on implementation of the Landscape Assessment of Financial Flows (LAFF) in Gunung Tarak Landscape, Indonesia Dicko Rossanda, Gabija Pamerneckyte, Irene Koesoetjahjo and Bas Louman, Tropenbos International In 2018, Tropenbos International and EcoAgriculture Partners developed the Landscape Assessment of Financial Flows (LAFF) methodology with the aim of supporting collabo ...
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July 27, 2020

What We´re Reading: Reset Sustainable Development Goals for a pandemic world

Reset Sustainable Development Goals for a pandemic world: COVID-19 is exposing the fragility of the goals adopted by the United Nations   The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depend on two big assumptions: sustained economic growth and globalization. However, the ongoing COVID-19 is demonstrating that our ability to meet the current SDGs is not resilient to […] ...
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April 30, 2020

What We’re Reading: Characterizing and Evaluating Integrated Landscape Initiatives

Characterizing and Evaluating Integrated Landscape Initiatives Carmenta et al. (2020) recently published the article ‘Characterizing and Evaluating Integrated Landscape Initiatives’ (ILIs) which analyzes the 104 tropical landscapes in Latin America that were identified in a paper that came out of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature (LPFN) initiative for which EcoAgri ...
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February 7, 2020

What We’re Reading: Innovative Ways to Tackle SDGs

Amanda Rubio

Multistakeholder Partnerships and ‘The SDG Effect’ are Coming our Way Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has never had as much urgency or relevance as in our current context. This week we are reading about innovative ways to reach the SDGs with the urgency and attention that it needs. On the one hand is Herman […] ...
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July 12, 2019

What We’re Reading: Foundations Making Big Announcements For The Planet

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Climate change is a big problem, and big problems require big solutions.  With the climate crisis worsening and the loss of biodiversity threatening the stability of life on Earth, there is an indisputable need for coordinated efforts that broadly engage and mobilize the public to improve environmental outcomes. This week, we read about newly announced […] ...
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