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Approach 

Greenfi facilitates performance-based payments and financial transactions at the community level to target a range of conservation and sustainable-use objectives.  Using deep experience in community-based natural resource management and financial services, our tools are used to link payments or conditional credit to an individual or community’s environmental actions. Our smartphone enabled applications, including impact accounting tools, facilitate performance-based contracting (for example payments for ecosystem services), environmental microfinance and community savings and loans (eco-credit) incorporating environmental criteria into credit scores and cost of capital, while supporting best practices in community engagement, transparency, and governance. Our tools also support inclusion of sustainability requirements in outgrower contracts and employment for ecosystem restoration.

 

Approaches We Support

Payments for Ecosystem Services

We provide systems and tools for contracting, monitoring and payment providers of ecosystem services, where land managers are contracted and paid to adopt sustainable land-management practices.

Commercial Climate-Smart Credit

We provide processes & systems to help commercial agri-credit providers include sustainable or climate-smart farming requirements into loan terms.

Community Eco-Credit

We provide processes and tools to help NGOs set up green credit cooperatives, where communities self-manage community credit facilities which incorporate sustainable natural resource management requirements into credit agreements.