The Asociacion para la Investigacion y Desarollo Integral (AIDER) implements our Tambopata project. AIDER is a Peruvian NGO leader in environmental conservation and sustainable development with over two decades of work and expertise promoting forest resource management and social responsibility.
Our parent company, Althelia Ecosphere, is a mission driven impact investor focused on addressing the drivers of deforestation and land degradation through transformational investments that deliver the highest caliber social, environmental, and economic performance. The Althelia mission is to align economy with ecology and we are proud to connect our clients to these projects by creating a value for the forests they protect.
The Centro de Conservación, Investigación y Manejo de Áreas Naturales – Cordillera Azul (CIMA) is our implementing partner for the Cordillera Azul project. CIMA undertakes and promotes research, production and dissemination of knowledge as well as the design and validation of management models for nature conservation with a strong emphasis on strengthening communities and sustainably managing natural resources.
FUNDAECO, our implementing partner for the Guatemalan Caribbean project, is a private not-for-profit Guatemalan organization, dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable community development. Created in 1990, FUNDAECO is one of the main conservation organizations in Guatemala and strives to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable community development through the participatory establishment and management of Protected Areas.
The Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) is the voice of the climate, sustainable finance and services community. Governments and policy makers across the world recognise CMIA as a leader among progressive trade associations with regards to incentivising low-carbon and resource efficient investment through market mechanism, pre-compliance markets, or climate and sustainable finance mechanisms. Our CEO, Lisa Walker, is now on the board for CMIA.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines. It contributes to the development of policy on many topics of importance to the industry. As an IATA Strategic Partner in the Environment workstream, we contribute to thought leadership and strategic policy for airlines and the carbon markets.
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a nonprofit business organization created to support businesses involved in carbon trading and the carbon markets. As strong believers in the potential of the voluntary carbon market for addressing forest deforestation and degradation, we engage closely with IETA to drive policy forward.
Stand for Trees is a social, consumer-facing platform that empowers everyday citizens to take direct action to protect endangered forests and reduce the impacts of climate change, by allowing them to directly purchase carbon credits from forest conservation projects. The platform hosts our Tambopata and Cordillera Azul projects.
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) is a public-private partnership in which Partners take voluntary actions, individually and in combination, to reduce the tropical deforestation associated with the sourcing of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, and paper and pulp. We work closely with TFA and its members on a range of market, policy, and communications approaches, including building support for forest carbon.
The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) is made up of the leading carbon reduction and offset providers in the voluntary carbon market and ensures credibility and quality for corporates using voluntary carbon offsets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ecosphere+ has joined this membership group in partnership with our impact investment fund parent company, Althelia, to coordinate our approach. By being accepted as part of ICROA, we have been officially recognised as a leading global service provider for the voluntary carbon market.
B Corps are commercial companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The over 2,100 companies around the world have the highest standards for socially responsible business and are pioneering innovative ways to harness the power of business as a force for good. ‘Pending’ is for businesses under a year old… Stay tuned for when we become a full B Corp now we’ve one!
The International Insetting Platform is a group of companies committed to taking action on climate change within their own value chain. Their vision is to build a holistic and transformative business that aims at balancing the company with it ecosystem. Our CEO, Lisa Walker, is on the board of the platform, sharing insights on addressing deforestation risks and resilience in supply chains through investing in ecosystems.
Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) is a newly launched initiative that convenes some of the world’s most influential sports federations, their fans and related businesses in order to ensure sustainability is a key business principle throughout the global sports industry.
Read our blog on sustainability in sport here.
Driebergen-Zeist, Netherlands: 3 July, 2017 – Energy companies Eneco and Essent, carpet manufacturer Tarkett (formerly Desso) and cocoa trader Cocoanect announce that they are actively engaging in a climate measure that also serves other urgent sustainability goals: conservation of tropical rainforests. This marks the launch of the REDD+ Business Initiative, an initiative where member companies are shaping effective business-led solutions which demonstrate that companies are effective partners in the fight against deforestation and climate change.
Download the latest impact report from the Althelia Climate Fund to discover more about the results that have already been achieved and future targets.