The Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation (CPIC) is a group of leading civil society organizations, private and public sector financial institutions and academia working to deliver a material increase in private, return-seeking investment in conservation.
The CPIC is developing new investment models and funding pipelines that will help close the current conservation funding gap and contribute to the global goals for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
Conservation finance represents a massive, undeveloped private sector investment. Research suggests private investors—wealthy individuals, pension funds, other institutional investors and even mainstream retail investors— could supply as much as the $200 billion to $300 billion per year needed to preserve the world’s most important ecosystems.
Initially, the Coalition is focused on several priority investment sectors:
- Coastal Resilience
- Forest Landscape Conservation and Restoration
- Green Infrastructure for Watershed Management
- Sustainable Agriculture Intensification
- Sustainable Coastal Fisheries
To increase deal flow in these sectors, the CPIC is developing replicable, scalable investment “blueprints”.
Building on the expertise and experience of the various partners, CPIC serves as a hub, connecting investors and financial institutions with in-country partners, who can help develop and execute investable deals that eventually produce an environmental and financial return.