An impact-driven approach is essential to addressing the interrelated challenges arising from climate change, resource depletion and increasing demands from a growing global population.

We measure impact on our forest carbon projects across seven impact criteria:

CLIMATE

Projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance climate change mitigation and increase the resilience and adaptability of their immediate vicinity

ECOSYSTEMS

Projects protect and strive to enhance ecosystem functions, ecological processes and ecosystem services

SPECIES

Projects have a positive impact on biodiversity and act to improve the conservation status of threatened and endangered species

LIVELIHOODS

Projects provide dignified livings and sustained family incomes through investment in sustainable commodities

INCLUSIVITY

Projects empower and protect rights to participate in decision-making and economic opportunities

SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE

Projects enable enterprises to grow in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable

FAIR ECONOMIC RETURN

Projects achieve balanced returns for project stakeholders, including investors and local stakeholders

We use key performance indicators (KPIs) to track progress on our projects ensuring that they all maximise their environmental and social impact.

An annual Impact Report shows the progress of the Althelia Climate Fund portfolio against 2021 targets.

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2017 Impact Report

2018 Impact report

2018 Impact Report

Impact Reporting Methodology

If you want to learn more about the nitty gritty of reporting impact methodologies watch this video. 

This webinar is done by Althelia’s ESG & Impact Director, Emma Lear. Althelia is the parent company of Ecosphere+. 

The webinar gives a background on Althelia Funds, their approach to impact, their impact methodology and examples from their annual impact report. Together Althelia Funds and Mirova channel finance towards conservation and sustainable development, with a target of reaching €1 billion in assets under management for natural capital investment over the next 5 years. They believe projects that generate positive environmental and social benefits will in turn be more sustainable, have reduced risk and generate better financial returns. The impacts are assessed and they have a commitment to their investors to measure and report the impact across our portfolio on an annual basis. 

Reporting these impacts can be a challenge with no single methodology in place. Emma discusses these challenges they face, following this she goes over their best-in-class methodology which they implement to measure these impact across their projects.