Following the conclusion of the screening phase, these are the six top selected NbS projects, which are invited to pitch at the next I4N Marketplace:

Brainforest Global

Bio.Bridge: A bio-economy venture franchising model designed to connect global markets to local forestholders in order to create climate and nature positive economies, utilizing radically transparent value chains and high value Non-Timber Forest Products for the cosmetic and nutraceutical industries.

Total investment needed: 1.7 mioCHF

Real Carbon Capture

Permanent carbon removal in combination with the renaturation of wasteland as a highly profitable impact investment.

Total investment needed: 4.9 mioCHF

NaturaYuva

“NaturaYuva – Future of high quality, sustainable and traceable natural ingredients while empowering small holder farming communities to adopt organic regenerative agriculture.” 

Total investment needed: 3.5 mioCHF

BeeHelpful

PrimalBee® Hive: the best nature based solution to manage honeybee colonies and make them thrive. Patented PrimalBee® Hive is the first hive engineered with the real needs of the bees at the very core.
More Bees On The Trees!

Total investment needed: 3 mioCHF

Macun

"When carbon sequestration is needed, the best technology is nature itself."

Total investment needed: 2 mioCHF

HubTropolis

We are on a mission to provide sustainable abundance by re-imagining a city from first principles.

Total investment needed: 1 mioCHF

I4N PROVIDES SUPPORT TO FINANCE AND ACCELERATE NBS CREATING NATURE-POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE FOLLOWING FOCUS AREAS:

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SCREENING CRITERIA

(8 criteria of the IUCN Global Standard™ for NbS)

Based on the IUCN Global Standard™ for Nature-based Solutions, all incoming projects are asked to complete a questionnaire to pitch at the I4N Marketplace.
The IUCN Global Standard™ allows for a holistic view of project performance by analyzing the fulfillment of nature, climate, economic, and social goals together. The IUCN Global Standard™ is a strong foundation of the Convention for Biological Diversity and is one of the best tool currently available to financers to assess the relevance and actual impacts of green investments.

MORE ABOUT THE SCREENING CRITERIA

CRITERION #1: NBS EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

CRITERION #2: DESIGN OF NBS IS INFORMED BY SCALE

CRITERION #3: NBS RESULT IN A NET GAIN TO BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM INTEGRITY

CRITERION #4: NBS ARE ECONOMICALLY VIABLE

CRITERION #5: NBS ARE BASED ON INCLUSIVE, TRANSPARENT AND EMPOWERING GOVERNANCE PROCESSES

CRITERION #6: NBS EQUITABLY BALANCE TRADE-OFFS BETWEEN ACHIEVEMENT OF THEIR PRIMARY GOAL(S) AND THE CONTINUED PROVISION OF MULTIPLE BENEFITS

CRITERION #7: NBS ARE MANAGED ADAPTIVELY, BASED ON EVIDENCE

CRITERION #8: NBS ARE SUSTAINABLE AND MAINSTREAMED WITHIN AN APPROPRIATE JURISDICTIONAL CONTEXT

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