Catalysing Finance and Insurance for Nature-based Solutions

Nature-based solutions can be an effective way to address environmental and social challenges, including adaptation to climate change and nature-related financial risks faced by economies around the globe. Although private sector engagement has picked up, nature-based solutions remain severely underfunded.

This report presents a variety of cases in which the private financial sector is supporting nature-based solutions in emerging markets and developing countries. These include investment projects, funds, and insurance vehicles across a variety of ecosystems, including mangroves, coral reefs, and agricultural systems. Building on in-depth interviews with the case owners, the case studies provide a deep understanding of the underlying business models and financial structures and highlight key social and environmental impacts.