The ‘Catalytic Investment Facility’ has been set up to invest in commercial ventures with high potential to play a catalytic role in shaping equitable, nature positive markets.
A ‘catalytic investment strategy’ combines:
- Investments in ventures that shape nature positive markets because of their products and/or business models, and
- Complementary action to advance enabling policies, regulations, standards, and legal and fiscal developments.
Investors want to invest in companies that are market shaping as these are more likely to be ‘financial unicorns’. A nature-focused catalytic investment strategy seeks to bet on ‘nature unicorns’ that are financially viable and deliver exceptional nature returns by influencing the shape of markets not just their own business footprint.