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Scaling up nature-based solutions for the people, the climate & biodiversity

Launch of a new Livelihoods Carbon Fund supported by Innpact

09 July 2021 | 1min to read

Innpact Fund Management S.A. is thrilled to announce the launch of the 3rd Livelihoods Carbon Fund (LCF3) advised by Livelihoods Venture. Supported by 14 corporate and financial investors, the Livelihoods Carbon Fund 3 is the second high impact fund hosted by the AIFM platform of Innpact. The Fund supports rural communities in their effort to preserve or restore their natural ecosystems and improve their livelihood through sustainable farming practices. In a booming international carbon market, Livelihoods confirms its unique and singular positioning: linking people and the planet, businesses and NGOs, investments in nature-based solutions and social value creation.

With a first closing of €150 million, LCF3 aims at improving the lives of 2 million people while delivering up to 30 million carbon offsets over the entire duration of the fund: 24 years. To achieve this transition, a total of 14 companies & financial investors are expected to join LCF3 in a common investment vehicle: BelCHANELDanoneEurofinsGlobal Environment Facility HermèsL’OCCITANE GroupMarsMCB GroupMcCain FoodsOrangeSAPSchneider Electric and Voyageurs du Monde.

Livelihoods was born out of the realization that preserving the world’s natural resources is inseparable from fighting for the dignity of men and women who look after the land they cultivate and make a living out of it. Since its creation in 2011, Livelihoods’ mission has been driven by two core principles: no transformation can be achieved without the direct involvement of the communities concerned. Plus, no single actor can achieve sustainable transformation alone. Livelihoods invests in large-scale projects to restore natural ecosystems, promote sustainable farming practices and access to sustainable rural energy. Examples of successful projects include the restoration of 10,000 hectares of mangroves in Senegal which relied on an exceptional social mobilization, recreated a rich biodiversity ecosystem, and provided rural communities with new sources of incomes (fish, oysters…).

LCF3 will invest in large-scale natural ecosystem restoration, agroforestry, and rural energy projects in developing countries. What is new, is that LCF3 relies on an innovative business model, where corporate, financial investors and institutions join forces to invest in long-term carbon compensation projects, with strong benefits for local communities. LCF3 provides a unique opportunity to scale-up a proven investment model positioned as a coalition between corporate investors who are keen on sourcing in-kind certified carbon offsets to neutralise their uncompressible carbon footprint.

Innpact is honored to partner with Livelihoods Venture and bring its 14 years expertise in supporting the management of impact funds for the success of the LCF3.

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