Blueprints

In order to increase investment in conservation, CPIC has agreed to identify priority “blueprints” for delivering risk-adjusted returns from specific types of investment in natural capital. CPIC working groups have delivered a variety of investment models since the launch of the coalition and are sharing them as they become available. These blueprints are intended to be working documents open for feedback and revision, and are made available to the environmental investing community to help facilitate the development and execution of investable financial transactions that deliver both environmental and financial returns. Please feel free to contact us to share any input, particularly in regard to opportunities for scaling-up and replication.

CPIC Conservation Investment Blueprint Definition: CPIC Blueprint is a model financial transaction structure intended to help facilitate replicable investments in priority conservation projects. A Blueprint describes the general enabling conditions necessary to facilitate project development, the stakeholders and their roles, the project outputs and expected conservation outcomes, the anticipated cash flows, and the types of investors and capital stacks that are required for a financial transaction that delivers both economic and conservation returns. A Blueprint standardizes an individual transaction or set of transactions that share similar attributes into a model that can be adapted to local conditions. This accelerates replication and potential aggregation of a transaction structure to drive sustainable conservation outcomes. CPIC will prioritize the elaboration of Blueprints that are based on transactions in development that have achieved significant milestones and those that have been successfully implemented.

CPIC Blueprints Development Guide: CPIC with the support of PwC, has developed a Conservation Investment Blueprints Development Guide. Appendix 1 of the Guide contains a template for conservation investment blueprint models that the various CPIC working groups have used to put the transaction ideas into a comparable format and structure. ​