To bridge this gap, Cultivo is proposing a 5-step action plan for investors and private capital:
- Offer nature as an attractive asset for investment
- Use technology to reduce transaction costs and create market efficiencies
- Take a holistic approach
- Measure the right attributes, and choose the right standards
- Make data transparent
One example of Cultivo’s Action Plan at work can be seen in Northern Mexico, where they are working with landowners to restore degraded land using Sustainable Grasslands Management.
The project will reintroduce bison to the area, which is a step towards restoring the region to pre-human levels of biodiversity.
The region acts as an international biodiversity corridor that serves as a habitat to species, such as an endemic subspecies of black bears, puma, wildcat, coyote, etc.
Of the animals, 63 of these species are under some risk category, out of which 8 are endangered species.
The restoration of grasslands will also generate certified carbon credits and means the project aligns to SDG goals related to Life on Land and Climate Action.
Dr Piñuela and his team work passionately to prove that investing in natural capital can generate healthy financial returns for investors, nature and society.
They use proprietary algorithms and technologies to find high-quality nature-based projects and then packages them into investment products targeted at financial institutions.
Offsets generated by these projects are then sold, providing returns to investors and a long-term reliable income to landowners and local communities.
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