Our Offers

WHAT WE DO

Resilient Landscapes develops science-backed business cases for investment in nature-based solutions and forges strategic alliances among companies, financial investors, governments, and farmers to achieve zero-carbon and biodiversity conservation goals across landscapes and agricultural supply chains. It engages in long-term partnerships with a risk-sharing model that takes into account alignment of interests among stakeholders. RL brings its unparalleled advantages of:

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Lasting partnerships and alliances with governments, multilateral agencies, development banks and civil society built over many years of trusted relationships.

2

Ability to facilitate and unlock public sector financing to de-risk private investment.

3

Robust operational networks in nearly 30 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America with a staff of 700+ leading scientists.

4

Science, solutions, knowledge products and technologies (e.g. satellite monitoring systems, soil measurement systems) that have been rigiously field-tested and ground-truthed and are adapted to local realties.

OUR APPROACH

Resilient Landscapes has 3 broad value propositions of knowledge, expertise and competencies, helping leverage the power of the private sector and spurring private finance investment in nature-based solutions.

DESIGN & DEVELOP

Project ideas and opportunities backstopped by science and evidence

EXECUTE

Co-locate, co-manage, and implement projects

ACCELERATE

Scale up projects by catalyzing private sector investment through public sector financing; leveraging impact through privileged relationships, networks and platforms

LEARN

Continuously measure, monitor, evaluate and improve knowledge management and capacity-building for interested partners

How we help you

Companies

  • Identify sound projects with high social and environmental impact (climate change mitigation and adaptation, conservation, biodiversity, etc.) backed by detailed technical, social and environmental analysis and based on rigorous scientific research and evidence.
  • Co-design, implement and manage projects to increase the environmental and social benefits while assuring profitability and productivity that meets business goals.
  • Provide innovative M&E tools and approaches for businesses and supply chains, such as the in-house Agricultural Landscapes Performance System (ALPS) being currently developed.
  • Scale up impact through our privileged relationships and networks that span the globe, including through the powerful Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) platform led by CIFOR-ICRAF.

Financial Investors

  • Provide a vetted project pipeline: Scalable, sound, investable projects with high social and environmental impact (climate change mitigation and adaptation, conservation, biodiversity) based on detailed technical, social and environmental analysis and scientific research/evidence.
  • Interface: Facilitate co-design for specific investments with the public sector, private sector and local communities.
  • De-risk investments: Find public partners to lower risks (PPP). RL could take payment for its services in the form of sweat capital or through a loan facility, which should bring substantial value to, and alignment of interests with, private sector investors. RL is able to do this because its parent institutions, CIFOR-ICRAF, are donor financed, and because donors are actively seeking catalytic impact (e.g. using their public budgets to mobilize private capital).
  • M&E: Advise on ESG metrics and assist with climate-risk reporting and compliance.
  • Scale up impact through our privileged relationships and networks that span the globe, including through the powerful Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) platform led by CIFOR-ICRAF.

Governments

  • Design sound projects aligned with national or subnational goals and policies in sustainable land use that address livelihoods, economic development, environmental concerns and the SDGs.
  • Leverage co-financing from private sector, financial investors and multilateral institutions.
  • ESG: Provide standards, metrics and monitoring to drive performance.
  • Strategic Advice: Offer rigorous science-backed solutions tailored to fit local needs and realities.
  • Capacity Development: Deliver capacity development through trainings and technical assistance.
  • Scale up impact through our privileged relationships and networks that span the globe, including through the powerful Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) platform led by CIFOR-ICRAF.

Donors

  • Identify: scalable, sound, investable projects with high social and environmental impact (climate change mitigation and adaptation, nature-based solutions, conservation, biodiversity, etc.) based on detailed technical, social and environmental analysis and scientific research and evidence.
  • Interface: Facilitate co-design and co-location for specific investments with public sector, private sector and local communities.
  • Leverage Investments: Find private-sector investors to match donor funding (PPP).
  • M&E: Advise in ESG metrics and assist with sustainability and climate-risk reporting.
  • Scale up impact through our privileged relationships and networks that span the globe, including through the powerful Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) platform led by CIFOR-ICRAF.

Trusted By

Our Entry Points

Commodities

Remove tropical deforestation and illegality from commodity supply chains.

Landscapes

Win-win solutions for people, businesses and our planet’s precious natural capital.

Performance Metrics

Evaluate financial, social and environmental capital and impacts effectively, with the Agricultural Landscapes Performance System (ALPS)

Resilient Landscapes is powered by CIFOR-ICRAF. Our mission is to connect private and public actors in co-beneficial landscapes; provide evidence-based business cases for nature-based solutions and green economy investments; leverage and de-risk performance-driven investments with combined financial, social and environmental returns.

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