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Primer Concepts
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Developing a Landscape Finance Strategy

Complement your landscape action plan with a finance strategy and supercharge transformation. LIFT is a process for helping you and your colleagues develop a strategy for mobilizing investment, so you can have confidence your action plan will make an impact.

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Investors
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Understanding Bankability

Struggling with what makes a business or project “bankable?” Put yourself in the shoes of your local banker in this LIFT lesson from Gerhard Mulder.

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Primer Concepts
Jan Willem Den Besten

How landscape investment reduces risk

In the context of landscape investments, there’s a few main types of risk which concern people and organisations enough to motivate them to make an investment to preserve financial returns.

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Primer Concepts
Sara Scherr

How can Integrated Landscape Management add financial value to investments?

There is no single reason for a company, NGO or government agency to engage in a landscape partnership. The value depends on the particular farmer, business or organization’s place in a supply chain, their dependence on long-term resources and relations in the landscape, and whether the landscape challenges that they face can be adequately addressed on their own.

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Primer Concepts
Seth Shames

What are Integrated Landscape Investments?

Characteristics of landscape investments that explicitly consider interactions and inter-dependencies among land management units and investments, “integrated landscape investments,” are defined in the list in this post.

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Business Models
Seth Shames

Investments that increase revenue in currently operating markets

Landscape investments can generate financial value in four main ways: 1. Increasing revenue within a currently operating market
2. Accessing new markets
3. Reducing business risks (i.e. lowering overall cost of capital)
4. Reducing business costs. This post discusses the first pathway.

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Investors
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Why is making a business case so important?

You have to show the business case! Have you ever heard that before? More and more, investors demand to see the financial sustainability and revenue-generating potential of their investments, even if they intend to have social and environmental impacts as well.

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LIFT Experience
"It was a good workshop with the LIFT tool because it brought together the different financial players in our landscape. It brought business experts, finance analysts, local development banks, financial cooperatives. And LIFT was able to bring together these institutions and...they realized that they can actually go into green financing because many of their peers are going to go into that as well."
Hilly Roa Ann Quiaoit
Project Leader, Samdhana International, Philippines
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