Central & South America
EcoEnterprises FundEcoEnterprises Fund Contact: Michele Pena
EcoEnterprises Fund was established in 2000 by The Nature Conservancy and the Inter-American Development Bank to offer venture capital to environmentally and socially responsible businesses.
The Fund invests seed and expansion capital in Latin America and the Caribbean and focuses on ecotourism, sustainable agriculture and forestry.
It provides technical assistance to help build capacity and ensure long-term success.
Preference is given to businesses that are unable to secure financing from conventional sources due to their small size, the innovative nature of their business and/or the financial risks involved.
Companies are required to collaborate with a nonprofit conservation or community partner, either by paying fees for monitoring services, sharing profits, or other financial arrangements. In this way, the Fund ensures that business success promotes conservation progress.