Investing in Nature: Case Studies of Land Conservation in Collaboration with Business

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One of the world's greatest treasures is its land. To protect that land for the future, a group of dedicated environmental entrepreneurs is pioneering a new set of tools for land conservation deals. Drawing on his vast experience in both business and land conservation at The Nature Conservancy, William Ginn offers a practical guide to the latest innovations and a road map to the most effective way to implement the ideas. From conservation investment banking to new tax incentives that encourage companies to do the "right" thing, Ginn goes beyond theories to present real-world strategies to save land.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597260121
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/2005
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William Ginn is a businessman-turned-conservation practitioner who has helped The Nature Conservancy protect over 1.5 million acres of forestland through dozens of innovative deals. He is currently director of the Forest Conservation Program at The Nature Conservancy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the scale of nature 1
Pt. 1 Conservation investment banking 15
Ch. 1 Partnering with big timber 17
Ch. 2 Debt for nature : the story of the Katahdin forest 42
Ch. 3 Bankruptcy and biodiversity 53
Ch. 4 Investing with an attitude 63
Pt. 2 Creating new environmental markets 73
Ch. 5 Carbon and forests 75
Ch. 6 The bank of nature 92
Pt. 3 Incentives 105
Ch. 7 Greening business 107
Ch. 8 Tax credits for conservation 119
Ch. 9 Incentives for working landscapes 136
Pt. 4 The path forward 155
Ch. 10 If you build it, will they come? 157
Ch. 11 Conservation at the scale of nature 168
Ch. 12 Crossing the divide 181
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