The Coalition is structured around a set of Partners, a small Steering Committee, a Secretariat, and a set of Working Groups.

Coalition Partners:

The Coalition aims to assemble a suite of Partners who can each contribute to overcoming the barriers to scaling private, return-seeking capital in conservation.

Steering Committee:

The Steering Committee will be responsible for guiding the organization of the Coalition and ensuring that it meets its objectives and purposes. It currently consists of Cornell University, Credit Suisse, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy NatureVest (the four founding organizations).


During the start-up phase of the Coalition, the four initiating organizations have been serving as the Secretariat with support of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). The intention is to transition the secretariat function to a third-party organization, which could be drawn from the Coalition members or be an external organization.

Working Groups:

The Coalition has established working groups to facilitate its work. The initial expectation is that working groups are to develop blueprints for the identified priority sectors:

  • coastal resilience
  • forest landscape conservation and restoration
  • green infrastructure for watershed management
  • sustainable agricultural intensification
  • sustainable coastal fisheries

The Coalition may establish additional working groups on other investment sectors or other topics altogether.