“We became a Pioneer GIIRS Fund, because we feel that it is important as an impact investor to not only measure financial returns, but also our social and environmental performance. GIIRS will allow us to measure our impact in a way that is consistent with other leading impact oriented funds in the space."

- Joe Glorfield, Partner, TBL Capital


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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


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)

Sub-Saharan Africa | Latin America and the Caribbean

Countries of Investment

Guatemala | Kenya | Madagascar | Mexico | Mozambique | Peru

Geographic Target Description


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