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BUSINESS-LED INVESTMENT IN CONSERVATION FINANCE

Levering Ecosystems: A Business-Focused Perspective on How Debt Supports Investments in Ecosystem Services(NEW YORK, NY - April 5, 2016) -- Productions 1000 is pleased to share this new report on business financing to meet the world's future conservation needs. "Levering Ecosystems: A Business-Focused Perspective On How Debt Supports Investments In Ecosystem Services" (April 2016) has been released globally by Credit Suisse. As the report's Senior Editorial Advisor, Richard J. Marks is privileged to join the labors of an immensely talented global team of authors, contributors, and researchers (p. 27). The primary authors at Credit Suisse, Climate Bonds Initiative, and Clarmondial collaborated with a small army of contributors committed to sustainability and conservation. This constellation effort expresses new thinking about how corporations, finance institutions, project developers, environmental experts and communicators can work together.

The title "Levering Ecosystems" evokes the principle of movement. The contributors to this report collectively bring to light a balanced view of opportunities and hurdles (p. 23), inspiring companies in a broad range of interconnected industries to act.

In this report:

Food, water, energy, air quality, forestry, and tourism sectors are featured markets (Table 1, p. 5) in which sustainability, resilience and economic growth are at stake. The finance community calls it "conservation finance." In this area, business-world objectives are matched to ecosystem services and related markets.

The single requirement for success across the board is, simply stated, international collaboration to increase the value of ecosystem services. Each of the case studies in this report expresses a new value-based opportunity for collaboration. The innovations suggested reflect broad implications for conservation finance to "supersize." As we work together, to increase our attention and awareness towards building and distributing these products, the markets formed will support positive environmental impacts.

The authors' work is enriched by the championing of conservation finance by Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, and co-chairs of the Credit Suisse Impact Investing Advisory Council Paul Tregidgo and Wilson Ervin (Foreword).

About Credit Suisse:

Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. For further information visit Credit Suisse Sustainable Products and Services.
 

About Productions 1000:

Since 2005, Productions 1000 has created strategic communications and branded content for a range of energy, environment and sustainability initiatives. Our prestigious partners, affiliates, clients and design teams have successfully led the way forward with courageous new ideas. Clients and partnership initiatives have ranged from global finance, business and decision-making government agencies, to forward-thinking entrepreneurs, non-profit foundations, and internationally recognized media campaigns. For more information, visit Productions 1000.


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