Natural capital - our ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resources - is fundamental to the well being and sustainable development of our societies.
The annual value of services provided by nature is in the trillions of dollars. Too often, however, traditional financial capital is deployed in way that runs counter to the preservation of natural capital, damaging long-term sustainability of our environment, as well as the human economy. Seen another way, it can be said that as we deplete the Earth’s natural capital ‘base’, simple economics tell us that the ‘dividend’ or ‘yield’ that it is able to render to society as a whole is also diminished.
Althelia Ecosphere is mission driven design and implement a new model that will reverse this trend- one that works for the benefit of present and future generations of life on Earth. Through a focus on blended-value investments that deliver the highest calibre social, environmental and economic performance, we aim to demonstrate that financial performance can be fully aligned with sound environmental stewardship and social development.
With a special emphasis on sustainable land-use, biodiversity and ecosystem services, our vision seeks to leverage investment to simultaneously catalyse a range of positive impacts, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, sustained or enhanced biodiversity and ecosystem function and conservation of endangered species.
To find out more about how Althelia is working to align the earth’s economy with its ecology, please contact us