Rainforest Capital was created to develop and invest in market-based solutions that conserve and restore critical forest habitat.
A For-Profit Approach to Land Conservation and Restoration
Rainforest Capital is a development and investment company that creates profitable market opportunities while restoring and conserving tropical forest habitat. Our strategy focuses on the ownership or long-term lease of large-scale landscapes where critical rainforest habitat has been deforested or faces imminent, near-term threat of deforestation. By tapping emerging and established markets for sustainable land practices in forestry, real estate, ecosystem services and energy production, we create working land preserves that generate investment returns. To succeed in this approach, we establish long-term partnerships with local non-profit, non-governmental and indigenous community groups.
We also develop communities designed to inspire and celebrate the stewardship goals of each project, creating a “village within a preserve.” We strive to deliver compact, context-sensitive design that achieves off-the-grid energy independence through energy efficient and community-scale renewable energy strategies. We call this community-driven approach “biocultural conservation and restoration,” and believe that the task of protecting our planet’s rainforest habitat and related communities can be achieved by tapping the power of capital seeking market–rate investment returns.