WHO CAN INVEST?
Target investors of the Exchange include private companies such as food, chemical or seed companies looking to achieve corporate sustainability goals, build goodwill with consumers, and avoid a future scenario in which the monarch butterfly is added to the endangered species list.
Other target investors include state agencies needing to meet habitat restoration goals and members of the public seeking to contribute to recovery efforts. Interested investors and donors can find and fund projects that meet their specific conservation needs or philanthropic interests.
HIGH VALUE, GUARANTEED OUTCOMES
By applying the Habitat Quantification Tool before, during and after a conservation or restoration project, investors can know with confidence how each dollar is being used to drive results on the ground. Payments to participating landowners are based in part on these results, creating a pay-for-success model that guarantees positive outcomes for monarchs and other pollinators.
This innovation in program design, tool development, and verification allows all stakeholders to track progress towards individual project goals, in addition to overall monarch recovery goals, with the highest levels of transparency and accountability.
The Exchange team will work with investors to consider funding options and determine the best path forward. This streamlines the process of matching investors with project developers through the Exchange Registry and allows investors to contribute to specific featured projects, or projects in a particular geography of interest.
The Exchange will work closely with large investors to help achieve conservation, sustainability, regulatory, or other goals.