We work with a community of practice comprising of representatives across the land use finance space, listening to their needs and incorporating them into the development of products to help accelerate movement of financing to sustainable practices. As neutral actors, UNEP and UNEP-WCMC are able to provide guidance and tools that harmonise the existing thinking across many blended finance funds and impact investing facilities. We hope by sharing these resources, we can streamline existing efforts of financial institutions who are addressing similar issues as they develop environmental and social frameworks for sustainable land use investing.
The first guidance tool was the Positive Impact Indicators Directory, a harmonised shortlist of KPIs designed to encompass key aspects of sustainable land use investment. You can access the Directory here.
You will also find other resources on this Land Use Finance Impact Hub, all of which have been curated to help facilitate more impactful and sustainable investments in land use finance. See the Info Briefs and Webinars developed by the UNEP-WCMC team. You can also find links to External Resources, such as the Critical Habitat Screening layer and IFC Performance Standard 6.