Blue finance Director, Nicolas Pascal and Kay Mathias from the Wildllife Conservation Society were the guest presenters for the Open Channels Webinar Series entitled, “Financing Coral Reef Conservation and Management: Conservation Trust Funds and Impact Investing” aired on 2 October.
The webinar explores the use of Conservation Trust Funds (CTF) and Impact Investing to support coral reef conservation. CTFs are private, legally independent institutions that provide sustainable financing for biodiversity conservation. Impact investing is investing in companies, organizations, and funds with the intention of generating measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
Specifically, the webinar discusses how protected area, national, and regional CTFs can raise, manage, and invest financing for coral reef conservation and restoration. It reviews how impact investing can be used to manage coral reef areas through public-private partnerships.