Conservation financed through market mechanisms
Our Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism (SCCM) unlocks sustainable and responsibly sourced finance from global commodities markets to protect and restore forest ecosystems. The SCCM is tailored to meet the demands of diverse market segments. We currently offer options for both individual companies and industry collectives.Learn More
SCCM Solutions for Individual Companies
Our SCCM Solutions are designed for individual companies to help channel finance to projects on the forefront of forest conservation, ecosystem restoration and community forestry that can deliver verifiable outcomes.
SCCM RSPO Solutions is our pioneer mechanism for individual commodities companies to meet a growing range of sustainability commitments, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.Learn More
SCCM Collective for Industry Groups
SCCM Collective brings together groups of leading, like-minded companies to help drive impact at scale around shared forest conservation and sustainability goals.
Rimba Collective is an initiative led by buyers and processors of palm oil to collectively support long term, sustainable conservation and restoration of forests.Learn More
The Path to Scale
The true potential for Lestari Capital rests in our ability to scale along with the emerging climate economy.Learn More
We believe that sustainable market systems should include mechanisms to protect and restore the landscapes impacted by global supply chains. Within this context, we believe the core problem is not the lack of corporate sustainability commitments, but in executing upon those commitments effectively. Our company delivers value by adding transparency and verifiable, efficient conservation action to existing sustainability standards. We aim to take this approach to other sectors and regions, supporting those who advocate for conservation to be directly integrated into the operations footprint of each company, while providing an efficient mechanism for the private sector to act credibly on various commitments (with “No Deforestation” pledges, for example).
Ultimately, our greatest potential for impact is through growing our project portfolio by building our relationships with partners that have the capacity to launch or scale up conservation and restoration initiatives. For conservation actors, we deliver key market infrastructure to support a growing and diverse community of projects. The SCCM can help existing projects scale by expanding their area of operations, or by adding in new activities. The SCCM can also help position projects to tap into outside investment by offering a long-term guarantee of operational finance, which also can help secure additional sources of demand for ecosystem services.