Posting Date: October 23, 2018
Conservation International (CI) is seeking a Full-Time Project Manager based in Bogotá, Colombia for an innovative “pay for success” project to engage hydropower companies to pay for cloud forests conservation. CI and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are collaborating as the proponents of The Cloud Forest Blue Energy Mechanism (CFBEM). CFBEM aims to mobilize commercial finance to reforest and conserve cloud forests in Latin America that provide crucial benefits to the hydropower industry. CFBEM will employ “pay for success” contracts in which a hydropower plant pays for measurable ecosystem benefits provided by cloud forests within the plant’s catchment – principally reduced sedimentation and improved water regulation. Please see background video here. CFBEM aims to develop pilot projects in three different locations over a nineteen month period. Three key phases until anticipated financial closure of the pilot projects, will consist of (1) site selection, (2) business case development, including ROI analysis, and (3) pilot structuring / negotiation of transactions.
Posting Date: May 10, 2018
Clarmondial has been developing the Food Securities Fund in collaboration with several well-known agricultural industry players and investors. This first-of-kind blended finance product will address a market gap for affordable finance for experienced local agricultural stakeholders operating according to best practices in established value chains. The Food Securities Fund will create an efficient, scalable credit channel between qualified investors and emerging market agricultural companies. Its structure also includes de-risking mechanisms, such as a partial guarantee from USAID’s Development Credit Authority.