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Verde Ventures
GIIRS Pioneer
Fund Manager Name: Conservation International
Fund Manager Website: www.conservation.org/verdeventures
Rated: 12.31.2012

Fund Description

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.

Fund Mission

Verde Ventures invests in small businesses that contribute to green economies in Conservation International's global priority areas.

Vintage Year

2001

Geographic and Industry Investment Targets

Target Industry

Accommodation & food service | Agriculture, forestry & fishing | Electricity, gas & air conditioning | Manufactured Goods | Water, sewerage & waste management

Target Industries Description

None provided

Investment Region(s)

Global

Countries of Investment

Guatemala | Kenya | Madagascar | Mexico | Mozambique | Peru

Geographic Target Description

Global

Impact Investment Targets

Impact Targets

Socially beneficial prod/serv | Environmentally beneficial prod/serv | Targeting the underserved | Socially beneficial supply chains | Environmentally beneficial practices

Impact Targets Description

VV provides debt and equity financing to businesses that benefit healthyecosystems and human well-being, such as agroforestry, ecotourism, sustainable harvest of wild products and marine initiatives.

Socially Beneficial Products & Services

Infrastructure/market access | Economic &/or empowerment opportunities | Capital Flow (microfinance, equity, etc)

Environmentally Beneficial Products & Services

Renewable energy/Cleantech | Energy efficency | Waste reduction | Land or wildlife conservation | Pollution prevention | Education, measurement, or research