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In 2021, at COP26, investors representing $130 trillion of private capital pledged to work for climate stability and support transitions to a net zero economy. Prior, in 2019, investors representing $16 trillion urged companies to take urgent action to stop Amazon deforestation. Given this rhetoric and the volumes of capital involved, many assume that there should be more than enough funding to stop Amazon deforestation and scale regenerative economies. But, so far, there isn’t enough.
So, what is limiting the flow of investment capital?
Underdeveloped market infrastructure
Lack of market data and coordination
Insufficient risk capital and catalytic philanthropy
Limited connectivity between global investors and regional opportunities
Limited demand for Amazonian products from corporate buyers
A VIRTUOUS CYCLE OF INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT
The Amazon Investor Coalition unites philanthropy, investment, and corporate procurement to catalyze new economics for ecosystem regeneration, decarbonization, and conservation.
WHAT WE DO
We increase awareness, foster community, and create media. We host events, provide market data, and publish reports. We connect investors with opportunities, enroll donors in causes, and support corporate sourcing. Learn more below about our peer-to-peer programs and collective impact on the Amazon.
• Launched at United Nations 75 Global Governance Forum
• Hosted Amazonia Rising Global Summits on Investing in the Amazon
2021: 600+ participants
2022: 800+ participants
• Events & Roadshows: COP27, Climate Week, Natural Products Expo, etc.
• Videos produced on Amazon philanthropy, investment and procurement
• Recorded over 100 Podcasts
• Global Advisory Council created uniting 60+ leading experts and decision-makers
• Program Advisory Council created of 15+ regional entrepreneurship support organizations
• Investor showcases hosted for Amazonian startups and investment funds
• Producer/buyer matchmaking facility built to unite investors, donors, and buyers with commercial opportunities
• Small grants facility developed to improve capillarity between international donors and Amazonians
• Growth stage startups selected and supported
• Early stage startups selected and supported
• Amazonian investment funds selected and profiled
OUR RESEARCH AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
• Report: Investing in the Amazon Rainforest Conservation: A Foreigner’s Perspective.
• Report: Amazon Reforestation with a Profitable Twist
• Report: 2022 Finance Amazonia Report
• Report: Analysis of Bioeconomy Products from the Amazon
• Article: How philanthropy can change the Amazon bioeconomy
• Report: Amazon Bioeconomy and Philanthropy: Profiles of Grantmaking Institutions
• Brochure of Amazon Forest Products
• Article: Amazon Deforestation Damage and Recovery in Numbers
• Report: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Amazon Entrepreneurship
• Profiles: Case Studies on Business Success
• Wikis on Amazonian Species
• Portfolio of growth stage startups
• Portfolio of early stage startups
• Portfolio of Amazonian investment funds
• Study on Amazonian philanthropy and the rule of law
• Framework of premium carbon credit design recommendations
• 800+ investors engaged, 100+ surveyed
• 70+ grantmakers engaged, 20+ profiled
• 90+ corporate buyers engaged, 40+ interviewed
• 60+ Amazonian entrepreneurship support organizations engaged
• 150+ bioeconomy startups/suppliers engaged, applied for support programs
• 30+ startups profiled and promoted
• 300+ introductions made between financiers and Amazonians
• Over $50 million in new Amazonian investments made as a result of our work
We mobilize patient, risk-tolerant capital and blended finance to strengthen the bioeconomy.
We facilitate deal flow by educating investors about sustainable impact investment opportunities.
We connect buyers with sustainable producers, and facilitate long-term purchase agreements.