Ecosphere+ is a positive impact company, empowering businesses and individuals to reduce global carbon emissions by protecting natural ecosystems and supporting sustainable economic development.

What we do

We use the carbon market to enable innovative, market-driven business solutions to help our customers take action on climate change. We work with both large corporations and SMEs to:

  • Manage climate risk
  • Reduce emissions cost effectively
  • Address deforestation risk in supply chains
  • Launch new climate positive products and services
  • Show measurable progress against the SDGs
  • Rebalance carbon footprint

We are part of the €100 million Althelia Climate Fund, the largest portfolio of forest carbon projects in the world. Our investors are the world leaders in climate and development finance, including the European Investment Bank, the Dutch Development Bank FMO, Credit Suisse and AXA.

We aim to enable genuine, positive, lasting change to transform how businesses, governments and individuals value our natural assets. We also have initiatives that engage individuals to be part of the solution.

Natural climate solutions are key

There is a huge gap between the emissions path that we are on and the path we need to be on to keep climate change below dangerous levels. Governments are moving in the right direction, but societal change is slow, and we cannot afford to wait. We need real, measurable, and effective reductions, and we need them quickly to bend the path that we are on.

Sustainable land management is a game-changer for the climate. Land-use change, including deforestation and degradation of forests, causes approximately 10% of global emissions – and once we lose these critical stores of carbon, they will be gone forever, along with all the other services we rely on from these ecosystems. Ending deforestation and degradation could deliver more than a third of the emissions reductions to keep our climate within 2oC, and save society $6.3-10.6 trillion annually in lost ecosystem services.

By working with us to put a price on carbon, we can deliver emissions reductions immediately from high-quality projects.

Why work with us

  • Measurable impact
  • The highest performance and governance standards
  • AAA credit rating, as part of the Althelia Climate Fund, and we can offer a range of commercial deal structures
  • A highly-experienced team with a corporate background
  • Direct access to our award-winning projects
  • Analytics and marketing support at no cost
  • Innovative ways to make our clients’ products and services climate positive
  • A proudly certified B Corp, demonstrating how business can be a force for good

What we sell

We sell high quality forest carbon credits, verified to two of the most widely used and well respected standards. And we go even further, with our own industry leading ESG and by translating tonnes of carbon into different measurable impacts that are relevant to our customers, such as:

  • Protected hectares (ha) in project zone
  • Ha of directly avoided deforestation
  • Protected ha of “High Conservation Value” species habitat
  • Impacted watersheds
  • Number people directly supported
  • Number trees saved
  • Impact on women

We also have access to deforestation-free commodities, such as cocoa and coffee, through our projects which are developing a new model for sustainable land use.

We have a range of business solutions for large corporates and small businesses to help them take action on climate change.

Our Partners

FUNDAECO

FUNDAECO, our implementing partner for the Guatemalan Caribbean project, is a Guatemalan NGO, dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable community development.

CIMA

The Centro de Conservación, Investigación y Manejo de Áreas Naturales – Cordillera Azul (CIMA), our implementing partner for the Cordillera Azul project in Peru, is a Peruvian NGO focused on nature conservation and research, through strengthening communities.

ALTHELIA

Althelia Ecosphere is our parent company and is an impact investor focused on addressing the drivers of deforestation and land degradation through transformational investments that deliver the highest calibre social, environmental, and economic performance.

AIDER

The Asociacion para la Investigacion y Desarollo Integral (AIDER), our implementing partner for our Tambopata project in Peru, is a Peruvian NGO focused on environmental conservation and sustainable development  

FUNDAECO

FUNDAECO, our implementing partner for the Guatemalan Caribbean project, is a Guatemalan NGO, dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable community development.

CIMA

The Centro de Conservación, Investigación y Manejo de Áreas Naturales – Cordillera Azul (CIMA), our implementing partner for the Cordillera Azul project in Peru, is a Peruvian NGO focused on nature conservation and research, through strengthening communities.

ALTHELIA

Althelia Ecosphere is our parent company and is an impact investor focused on addressing the drivers of deforestation and land degradation through transformational investments that deliver the highest calibre social, environmental, and economic performance.

AIDER

The Asociacion para la Investigacion y Desarollo Integral (AIDER), our implementing partner for our Tambopata project in Peru, is a Peruvian NGO focused on environmental conservation and sustainable development  

Our Memberships

REDD+ BUSINESS INITIATIVE

REDD+ Business Initiative is an initiative where member companies are shaping effective business-led solutions which demonstrate that companies are effective partners in the fight against deforestation and climate change through supporting REDD+. Our Tambopata project is the flagship project of the initiative.

INTERNATIONAL INSETTING PLATFORM

The International Insetting Platform is a group of companies committed to taking action on climate change within their own value chain. Our CEO, Lisa Walker, is on the board.

B-CORP

B Corps are commercial companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, using business as a force for good.

ICROA

The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) is made up of the leading carbon reduction and offset providers in the voluntary carbon market and ensures credibility and quality for corporates using voluntary carbon offsets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As part of ICROA, we are officially recognised as a leading global service provider for the…

TFA 2020

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) is a public-private partnership in which Partners take voluntary actions, individually and in combination, to reduce the tropical deforestation associated with the sourcing of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, and paper and pulp.

STAND FOR TREES

Stand for Trees is a social, consumer-facing platform that empowers everyday citizens to take direct action to protect endangered forests and reduce the impacts of climate change, by allowing them to directly purchase carbon credits from forest conservation projects.

IETA

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a nonprofit business organization created to support businesses involved in carbon trading and the carbon markets. We engage closely with IETA to drive policy forward.

IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines. We are a Strategic Partner in the Environment workstream, and contribute to thought leadership and strategic policy for airlines and the carbon markets

CMIA

The Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) is the voice of the climate, sustainable finance and services community. Our CEO, Lisa Walker, is on the board.