What is a Nature-Positive Enterprise (NPE)?
NPE is defined by Fauna & Flora and Endangered Landscapes Programme grantees as financial viable business entity that sustainably derives value from natural and social capital in a land/seascape to attract and generate sustainable finance and positively contribute to nature conservation and restoration by ensuring local actors are equitably benefitted.
- Sustainable use of natural capital – being at the heart of the business model.
- NPEs tend to be established in different markets/sectors, and contrasting geographies, such as rural/remote areas as opposed to urban areas, when compared to social enterprises; andNPEs are likely to have different scaling-up strategies and impact metrics.
- NPEs are likely to have different scaling-up strategies and impact metrics.
- NPEs in restoration projects tend to have further distinctions, such as the ability to convert increased natural capital from project activities into enterprise activities.
Case studies overview
The toolkit presents 9 initiatives that are promoting nature-positive economies and sustainable land use. Organisations from different geographies were chosen to provide actual case scenarios in restoration projects.
- Fundaţia Conservation Carpathia (FCC) – Romania
- Zarand Association (AZ) – Romania
- Fundatia ADEPT – Romania
- Akdeniz Koruma Dernegi – Turkey
- Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) – UK
- ProPark Foundation – Romania
- Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds – Bulgaria
- Madagascar Baobab Enterprise – Madagascar
- Istituto Oikos – Lebanon
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