Nature Positive Finance Products
Rather than companies investing in one or a few conservation projects to offset environmental impacts, we have developed a unique platform that links forest conservation finance directly to raw material procurement.
The finance platform has the flexibility and scalability to meet diverse market demands. It takes three forms:
– Collectives (for collaboration)
– Solutions (for compliance)
– Climate (for carbon markets)
Collectives (for collaborations)
Collectives are long-term collaborations of key actors in agricultural commodities. Built around our unique finance platform, they are designed to protect and restore landscapes and support local communities by building nature positive supply chains.
The Rimba Collective brings together leading actors in the palm oil industry, including Unilever, Nestle, Proctor and Gamble, and PepsiCo, to support nature and livelihoods and tackle climate change at scale. Over 30 years, we aim to mobilize up to $1 billion to protect and restore 500,000 hectares of forest and improve the livelihoods of 32,000 people in rural communities in Southeast Asia. Rimba Collective partners are at the forefront of a movement that builds forest protection and restoration into day-to-day business.Learn More
Solutions (for compliance)
We design products that help individual companies meet a growing range and level of sustainability commitments. Our financial platform channels funds into pioneering projects that deliver verifiable forest conservation, ecosystem restoration and community forestry outcomes.
Our first Solutions product focuses on Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification, and plans are underway to develop more across different commodities.Learn More
Climate (for carbon markets)
We professionally manage carbon investment portfolios for financial institutions, private equity investors and energy traders. Always adhering to national regulatory frameworks, we source conservation projects that deliver market-ready Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) early in the process to support investor-buyers pipeline needs. And we build nature-based solutions into multiple investment portfolios.
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.