Mirova and the United Nations combat desertification through the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Project
If the UN’s Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) targets are to be achieved by 2030, significant funds must be directed towards land rehabilitation and degradation avoidance.
Under this objective, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is taking up the LDN challenge by promoting the creation of a fund1, the LDN Fund project, through its operational arm, the Global Mechanism.
Following a rigorous selection process, the Global Mechanism selected in December 2015 Mirova, a subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management dedicated to sustainable investment, as fund structuring partner and co-promoter of the LDN Fund project. This collaboration aims at refining the Fund’s investment strategy, governance structure, performance standards and at mobilising public and private capital to select and finance eligible projects. The LDN Fund intends to raise capital from public and private institutions and to directly or indirectly finance initiatives that promote land rehabilitation and sustainable land management in all countries.
The six-month period following the announcement of the partnership between Mirova and the UNCCD was dedicated to assessing project feasibility, analysing the market, refining the investment strategy and the envisioned structure. The LDN Fund project is expected to become operational at the end of 2016.
Please read the attached Market Study to find out more about the LDN Market and the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund project.
Mirova, an asset management company wholly owned by Natixis Asset Management2, brings to bear almost 30 years of experience in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). Mirova offers a conviction-driven approach in order to combine value creation with sustainable development with a unique and global product offering: listed equities, fixed income, infrastructure, impact investing, voting and engagement.
With 60 employees, Mirova has €6 billion in assets under management3.
1: The LDN Fund is a project and has no legal existence yet. The Fund has not been authorised no supervisory authority.
2: Since 01.01.2014.
3: Source : Natixis Asset Management as at 31 March 2016
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