Strategic partnerships help states and provinces advance their climate and forest work at both local and global scales.
Tropical Forest Alliance
The Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) is a multi-stakeholder partnership platform hosted at the World Economic Forum. TFA was initiated to support the implementation of private sector commitments to remove deforestation from the supply chains of palm oil, beef, soy, and pulp and paper. Our partnership with TFA leverages and mobilizes our respective networks to support jurisdictional efforts to tackle commodity-driven deforestation. We do this by enhancing dialogue between governments and the private sector, increasing the flow of finance and investment towards jurisdictional programs, and working to secure jurisdictional sourcing agreements.
Peru is serving as the pilot region for this collaboration in 2021, where we are working with Peru’s Coalition for Sustainable Production.
CDP is an international non-profit that drives cities, states and regions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests by providing a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Our partnership with CDP allows us to collaborate on opportunities to enhance reporting, disclosure, and assessment of state and regional action on climate and forest. We are also exploring opportunities for mobilizing investments towards zero deforestation commodity production.
The Rainforest XPRIZE is a 5-year competition that works to enhance our understanding of the rainforest ecosystem. Competing teams are developing novel technologies to rapidly and comprehensively survey rainforest biodiversity. USD 10 million will be awarded to the team with the winning strategy. Our partnership with the XPRIZE Foundation draws upon our long-standing relationships with governments, civil society, Indigenous Peoples and local communities to strengthen the competition. We are working with Rainforest X-Prize leaders to increase visibility and attract global participation, facilitate engagement at the highest levels of government, and promote the involvement of and support to Indigenous Peoples and local communities within our network over the course of the competition.
Masters of the Environment at the University of Colorado
The Masters of the Environment (MENV) program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree at the University of Colorado Boulder that transforms students into leaders equipped to address our most pressing environmental challenges. In 2020, a team of MENV graduate students produced an investment strategy report and toolkit for creating a corporate pitch book in the pilot region of San Martín, Peru. The team’s project and associated resources are available at: