Biodiversity is
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Here’s how we’re making it happen.

Finance for nature-positive ventures

Everything depends on nature. From health and happiness to economies and resilience, humanity is inextricably linked to the natural world.

Halting biodiversity loss is therefore critical — but to do so, we need better business models. Gone are the days of mitigating environmental damage and carbon neutrality. Those strategies are no longer sufficient.

Nature-positive business models inherently protect, restore and regenerate species and ecosystems.

Nature-positive is our future — but this paradigm shift needs and deserves financial support.

We’re not a bank, but we do offer loans.

We’re not a VC, but we do invest in innovation.

We’re not a charity, but we do offer grants.

We’re a financier like no other.

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Projects

Wedgetail is already partnering with landowners, NGOs and businesses on nature-positive projects in Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras and Indonesia .

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Zorzal

Scaling the world’s first Bird-Friendly-certified cacao farm

Project summary

Zorzal is dedicated to using cacao to finance the conservation of Bicknell's Thrush habitat. The majority of the 1,019-acre reserve is left ‘forever wild’, while other sections are used to grow cacao that is then harvested at an off-site facility. Wedgetail’s investment supports Zorzal in scaling its operations by purchasing Bird-Friendly Cacao from neighbouring farms and supporting these farmers in adopting biodiversity practices.

Focus

Conserving critical habitat for the migrating Bicknell’s Thrush

Investment type

Loan

Location

Duarte Province, Dominican Republic

Photographers
Nettie Atkisson and Pete Warren
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Grupo TAP

Future-proofing Colombia's coffee and cacao sectors

Project summary

Grupo TAP is a producer, trader and exporter of Colombian coffee and cacao with an unwavering focus on growing local economies and livelihoods. Grupo TAP is also partnered with the first Bird-Friendly Certified cacao producers in Colombia. Wedgetail’s investment supports Grupo TAP to restore 50 hectares of degraded pastureland, run nursery and agroforestry training for youth, and increase the percentage of local producers adopting biodiversity practices.

Focus

The restoration of degraded land into an agroforestry system with native plants and cacao and macadamia trees

Investment type

Loan

Location

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia

Photographers
Various
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To’ak

Placing biodiversity at the heart of the cacao supply chain

Project summary

To’ak is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker that’s fighting the extinction of Nacional cacao. Wedgetail’s nature-linked loan empowers To’ak to build its business while focusing on achieving positive biodiversity outcomes with local farmers.

Focus

Converting degraded agricultural land into diverse cacao agroforestry

Investment type

Loan

Location

Piedra de Plata, Ecuador

Photographers
Mark Fox
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Nature-linked loans

Wedgetail’s first financial product is nature-linked loans. The more natural capital you create, the lower your interest rate. It’s that simple.

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The space Wedgetail plays in is still evolving — and we’re frequently adventuring into the unknown. You can dive into our learnings on our blog.

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