The eco.business Fund is spearheading the promotion of business practices that contribute to the preservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of natural resources, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. By providing financing for business practices that conserve nature and foster biodiversity, the fund seeks investments with both financial and environmental returns. The fund mainly provides loans to qualified local financial institutions that lend the money to eligible borrowers, which include holders of recognized certifications or those making improvements in line with conservation and biodiversity goals. The fund supports sustainable operations in the sectors of agriculture, fishery, forestry, and eco-tourism. Operating hand-in-hand with the Fund, the eco.business Development Facility provides high-impact technical assistance to local lending institutions and final borrowers.
Statement of support
The eco.business Fund Development Facility is convinced that through collaborative action with actors from around the globe, it will be possible to make the coffee supply chain more sustainable and improve the lives of coffee farmers and their communities.