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Conservation Finance Network Presents New Report at GSEI

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What will it take for conservation finance markets to reach maturity? How can investors, public agents, foundation professionals, and other environmental practictioners make the right decisions to help?  

The Conservation Finance Network (CFN)  has produced a new report, Private Capital for Working Land's Conservation, to answer these questions and to socialize and expand the body of knowledge on market development. CFN is also seeking to determine whether a conservation finance strategy can be supported by mainstream capital markets, or whether a particular approach could remain niche with some public or philanthropic support.

With these questions in mind, CFN joined GSEI on April 19 to celebrate the launch of this innovative new report that GSEI Executive in Residence Matt McKenna called "a definiative guide for those interested in conservation finance." The event was held in collaboration with GSEI's new Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) which Mr. McKenna is leading. ROI aims to serve rural American communities by driving financially and socially-sustainable rural development.