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Verde Ventures is an investment fund managed by Conservation International (CI) to provide support for small- and medium-sized businesses that contribute to healthy ecosystems and human well-being.
Our business partners support human well-being by conserving services that flow from healthy ecosystems and the species and processes that make up these ecosystems. Benefits encompass the livelihoods of communities and households.
Verde Ventures support has enabled our partners to help protect and restore more than 1,146,924 acres (464,144 hectares) of important lands. Verde Ventures business partners also employ more than 55,000 local people in 13 countries.
The Verde Ventures business philosophy is based on our steadfast belief that economic opportunity and responsible stewardship of the Earth are at the core of successful conservation efforts benefiting both people and nature.