The 6th GLF Investment Case Symposium | Donor & Partner Report

Mainstreaming finance for nature – from niche to norm


The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) held its sixth Investment Case Symposium, GLF-Luxembourg Finance for Nature: What comes next?, on 7 March 2023 in Luxembourg and online.

It brought together over 4,500 finance stakeholders from across the globe; project developers, entrepreneurs, and fund managers; development finance institutions, impact investors, donors, and foundations; investors, funds, banks, and other financiers; and youth, local communities, and changemakers.

The symposium showcased existing and innovative financial mechanisms, investable community-led business models, and successful climate investments. It connected local project developers – especially in the Global South – with investors; highlighted how to catalyze private sector investment in community-led and nature-based projects; and identified policy recommendations for moving green finance from the margins to the mainstream.


Key messages


The donor and partner report focuses on blending different types of capital, setting standards, redirecting subsidies, and promoting innovation to achieve sustainability in finance, particularly in nature-based solutions and green commodity value chains:

  1. Blended Finance: Leverage public and philanthropic capital to attract private investment for nature-based solutions through ongoing stakeholder dialogue.
  2. Impact Monitoring and Standards: Establish clear sustainability standards and support compliance through tailored indicators for green commodity value chains.
  3. Sustainable Value Chains: Redirect agriculture subsidies to sustainable projects and enforce regulations for transparency, traceability, sustainability, and human rights in commodity supply chains.
  4. Innovations for Community Finance: Invest in human capital at the landscape level, create innovative financing mechanisms for forest restoration, and integrate just transition principles into financial systems.



Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America

This publication is focused on value chains in support of the work of the Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program (FOLUR), with funding from the Global Environment Facility.

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