ICROA is pleased to welcome Althelia Ecosphere as a new member company.
Althelia Ecosphere is an impact investment manager focusing on designing and deploying innovative financing solutions that enable a transition towards sustainable management of the earth's finite ecosystem-based resources such as agricultural landscapes, forests and coastal environments. The company works by linking sources of capital with activities on the ground that deliver outcomes that unify economic, social and environmental improvements, generating competitive returns alongside measurable social and environmental impact.
Althelia Ecosphere’s diverse EUR 100 million portfolio of investments from Latin America, Africa and South East Asia comprises real assets (certified commodities and agricultural produce) and environmental services (emissions reductions and other ecosystem services). Althelia’s portfolio is targeting over 70 million tonnes of emissions reductions of which about 20 million tonnes have already been achieved. It also contributes to the improved management of 2 million hectares of land as well as to the protection of 2 million hectares of critical habitat for high conservation value species.
With the launch of Ecosphere+, Althelia’s sales and marketing arm, there is now a dedicated team focused on building and growing demand for natural climate solutions with measurable SDG impacts, ecosystem services and sustainably produced commodities.
“We are delighted to join ICROA and contribute to the industry association’s work on shaping future voluntary climate action to help achieve the <2°C target,” said Edit Kiss, Director of Business Development and Operations at Althelia Ecosphere.