Task Force on the Investment Ecosystem


To restore degraded landscapes at a massive scale, we need to match financial resources from the public and private sectors in a coordinated effort to maximize impact and efficiency. This task force seeks to transfer knowledge and promote the restoration economy throughout Latin America's investment ecosystem, including private impact investors, entrepreneurs, companies, communities, and financial institutions.

Research Activities

  • Promote innovative ideas within the restoration economy
  • Support business acceleration by having members participating as mentors in WRI’s Land Accelerator and other programs
  • Research strategies to scale up investment in restoration by private impact investors
  • Coordinate with the Monitoring task force to identify knowledge gaps in assessing the impacts of investing in restoration

Active Members

  •     Alan Batista (MIROVA) 
  •     Andreas Schnall (FORLIANCE)
  •     Andres Anchondo (American Bird Conservancy) 
  •     Angela Betancourth (3er Planeta)
  •     Ernesto Herrera (Reforestamos Mexico)
  •     German Rodriguez (FORLIANCE) 
  •     Ilse Flores (VERRA) 
  •     Isidoro Hazbun (Amazon Conservation Team)
  •     Kaspar Wansleben (Forestry and Climate Change Fund)
  •     Richard Focken (12Tree Finance)
  •     Liliana Chisaca (Ecodes Colombia) 
  •     Maria Ines Miranda (EcoInnovations)
  •     Michael Metz (OroVerde)
  •     Jean Pierre Morales Aymerich (CATIE)
  •     Miguel Fernando Pinedo Palau (3er Planeta)
  •     Monica Varela (Rare) 
  •     Pina Gervassi (FSC) 
  •     Ronald Calvo Aguilar (Fucore)
  •     Thiago Belote Silva (WWF Brasil)
  •     Trevor Walter (WWF) 
  •     Veronica (Rare)


Angela Betancourth, 3er Planeta, networking@3planeta.co

Richard Focken, 12Tree Finance, richard.focken@12tree.de

Rene Zamora, WRI, rene.zamora@wri.org