About Verde Ventures
Ecosystem Finance: Innovative Solutions for Lasting Conservation
English (PDF - 4.5 MB)
Fact Sheet: Climate Security (PDF - 831 KB)
Climate change poses a profound threat to the natural ecosystems, biodiversity and ecological processes that sustain humanity and all life on Earth. This fact sheet presents information and examples of Ecosystem Finance's climate strategy and many climate-related projects.
Fact Sheet: Freshwater Security (PDF - 845 KB)
Fresh water is critical for the survival of life on Earth. It satisfies our most basic needs, defines landscapes and living conditions, and sustains economic growth. The value of freshwater ecosystems in delivering services has been estimated at more than $7 trillion a year. Reliable supplies of clean water are necessary for health and food security, as well as livelihood opportunities.
in English, March 2012 (PDF - 579 KB)
en Español, Diciembre 2011 (PDF - 527 KB)
en Français, Décembre 2011 (PDF - 451 KB)
Quarterly Summary, as of December 31, 2012 (PDF - 180 KB)
2010 Annual Highlights (PDF - 871 KB)
VV Sectors, August 2011 (PDF - 542 KB)
VV Monitoring and Evaluation, March 2012 (PDF - 170 KB)
VV Agricultural Sector Factsheets:
Given the significant role of agricultural value chains in rural, high biodiversity regions and emerging markets, VVF is inviting applications from this sector that are designed to enhance habitat conservation, provide water and food security benefits as well as strengthen agricultural value chains. VVF is particularly focused on sustainable and responsibly grown products in Central and South America and is also seeking opportunities in East and West Africa.
in English, January 2011 (PDF - 948 KB)
en Español, January 2011 (PDF - 325 KB)
en Français, January 2011 (PDF - 1 MB)
It is important to have the right tools and information to successfully start or expand a small- or medium-size enterprise (SME). Here are some resources that can help:
Getting Started – Comprehensive Guides
BiD Network Business Guide
The BiD network Guide is a comprehensive tool for SMEs, offering insight on such topics as starting and growing a business, legal information, and finance and funding.
IFC SME Toolkit
The SME Toolkit offers software, business forms, training, and more to help small businesses in emerging markets grow and succeed. IFC has also developed region-specific SME toolkits accessible through the main page.
Markets and Business Environments
FDI.net promotes foreign direct investments in developing countries. Of particular use in SME development are fact sheets detailing the specifics of the business environment in various countries. FDI.net also brings together a range of market and financial information from outside sources.
Doing Business provides a quantitative measure of regulations for starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business—as they apply to domestic small- and medium-size enterprises.
Additional AssistanceTechnoServe – Business Solutions to Poverty
TechnoServe helps entrepreneurial men and women in poor areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, communities and countries. Its programs focus on developing entrepreneurs, building businesses and industries, and improving the business environment.
Financing Fisheries Change: Learning from Case Studies
Verde Ventures is pleased to announce that its investment in The Integradora de Pescadores has been featured under "Promoting Conservation through Targeted Lending" in a report on Financing Fisheries Change requested by the Packard Foundation.
The report, based on eleven in-depth case studies, provides guidance to investors, project developers and NGOs on how to develop and incorporate innovative financing structures and partnerships into their conservation strategies. The Verde Ventures investment into Integradora in Mexico is featured in one case study.