Working groups

The Core of the Coalition is formed around a set of working groups.

Coastal Resilience Working Group

The earth’s rising temperatures lead to rising oceans that ultimately threaten the balance of coastal areas. Not only does this have a dramatic impact on the way of life for coastal communities, but it is also harmful for the natural coastal ecosystems that thrive in these areas. CPIC’s Coastal Resilience Working Group aims to attract private investments to solutions that preserve the integrity of coastal ecosystems as well as developing systems that can adapt to changes in sea levels.

The working group is led by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). For more information, please send an email to

Forest landscape conservation and restoration

CPIC’s Forest Landscape Conservation and Restoration Working Group seeks to develop investment models for forest landscapes that aggregate multiple revenue streams including sustainable timber harvests, hunting leases, carbon credits and usage fees. Through capturing cash flows from the sustainable use of forest landscapes, the Working Group seeks to attract private investment capital to create both positive conservation and financial outcomes.

The working group is led by the European Investment Bank (EIB). For more information, please send an email to

Green infrastructure for watershed management

Stormwater is the fastest growing source of freshwater pollution in the world. During periods of strong rainfall, sewer systems can overflow, causing contaminated water to run into rivers and lakes. As hundreds of municipalities struggle to meet water quality goals, green infrastructure solutions such as rain gardens, bioswales and restored wetlands can offer cost savings and environmentally sustainable solutions. CPIC’s Green Infrastructure for Watershed Management Working Group aims to develop financial vehicles to attract private capital to these projects.

The working group is led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). For more information, please send an email to

Sustainable agricultural intensification

Population growth and increased standards of living have resulted in the expansion of agriculture globally. This in turn results in habitat loss, land degradation and increased carbon emissions. By creating financial incentives for farmers to increase production on available land while also encouraging sustainable practices, CPIC’s Sustainable Agriculture Intensification Working Group seeks to develop profitable solutions that meet human needs in a sustainable way.

The working group is led by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Avenir Impact Investment Solutions. For more information, please send an email to

Sustainable coastal fisheries

Global fish stocks are an integral part of ocean ecosystems as well as a major food source for human populations. However, current harmful fishing practices threaten the future of fish stocks. CPIC’s Sustainable Coastal Fisheries Working Group seeks to develop strategies and financial models to attract investments towards initiatives that advance sustainable fishing practices, improve fisherman livelihood, and restore fish habitats.

The working group is co-led by Conservation International and Credit Suisse. For more information, please contact



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