Investment Advisor

The Board of Directors appointed Sail Ventures B.V., as the specialist investment advisor to &Green. 

Sail Ventures oversees the day-to-day business and operations related to the management of the Fund in accordance with its overall policies (in particular the Lending Guidelines, the Articles of Association, the Operational Memorandum and the ESMS) and the resolutions of the Board.

The Investment Advisor is specifically responsible for fundraising and implementing the investment strategy, which includes sourcing transactions, conducting due diligence, structuring and executing transactions, and monitoring and managing the portfolio of investments. The Investment Advisor maintains all relationships with current and potential investees, potential contributors, civil society, co-investors, and other key stakeholders; and supports the Board in engagement with contributors.

Service Providers

Fund Management Advisor

Innpact S.á.r.l acts as the Fund Management Advisor to &Green. The firm provides multiple corporate and administrative services to the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, including corporate secretariat, the initial design and implementation of procedures, and support with risk management and compliance services.

Fund Administrator

Intertrust B.V. is &Green’s Fund Administrator and is responsible for all aspects of corporate and administration services required for a Dutch Stichting structure, including corporate and domiciliary services, regulatory reporting and compliance services, accounting, cash management, taxation and administration services, as well as registrar and transfer agency services.

External Auditor

KPMG has been appointed as the external auditor to &Green. The firm provides full auditing services as required by Dutch law.

Banks

Rabobank is responsible for the Fund’s transactional banking services, including cash management, certain term deposit services, foreign exchange products, hedging services and online banking.

KAS BANK N.V., which is now part of the CACEIS Group, provides custodial and certain money market services to the Fund.

Fund Management Advisor

Innpact S.á.r.l acts as the Fund Management Advisor to &Green. The firm provides multiple corporate and administrative services to the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, including corporate secretariat, the initial design and implementation of procedures, and support with risk management and compliance services.

Fund Administrator

Intertrust B.V. is &Green’s Fund Administrator and is responsible for all aspects of corporate and administration services required for a Dutch Stichting structure, including corporate and domiciliary services, regulatory reporting and compliance services, accounting, cash management, taxation and administration services, as well as registrar and transfer agency services.

External Auditor

KPMG has been appointed as the external auditor to &Green. The firm provides full auditing services as required by Dutch law.

Banks

Rabobank is responsible for the Fund’s transactional banking services, including cash management, certain term deposit services, foreign exchange products, hedging services and online banking.

KAS BANK N.V., which is now part of the CACEIS Group, provides custodial and certain money market services to the Fund.

Legal Representative

The Board appointed Simmons & Simmons as the Fund’s legal counsel in the Netherlands. Simmons & Simmons provide advice and opinions on the Fund’s constitutional documents and contributor
agreements and ad-hoc advice and support to the Fund on VAT and other regulatory matters.

Partnerships

&Green works in close collaboration with existing initiatives and organizations working to protect and restore tropical forests.
All of the Fund’s collaborations are on a non-exclusive basis.

IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH lead the development of the &Green Fund together with NICFI and was the incorporator of the Stichting andgreen.fund. IDH and &Green work collaboratively and have outlined their joint ambition in a Memorandum of Understanding. Through its country offices, and through the international sustainable landscapes programme, IDH works closely with public and private actors, in key jurisdictions for &Green, to develop potential projects of interest for the Fund, and to support local government in meeting the Fund’s Jurisdictional Eligibility Criteria.

At a global level, IDH accelerates sustainability within the value chains of various sector programmes through its strategy for 2016 – 2020 entitled ‘Innovating Impact @ scale’. The strategy develops impact coalitions between companies, NGOs, governments, trade unions, financial institutions, and universities that strive for impact for public good.

UN Environment Programme

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and &Green have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding setting out their collaboration in catalyzing private finance for sustainable agricultural commodity production decoupled from deforestation, and to promote the protection and restoration of forests and peatland for the benefit of people, the climate, biodiversity, food and water security. UNEP and &Green will mutually support each other to channel private finance into sustainable land use.

As &Green’s partner, UNEP acts as the implementing agency for the contribution from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and supports &Green’s communications and monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) efforts. UNEP also facilitates collaboration with other relevant finance facilities and UNEP initiatives, and creates an enabling environment by raising awareness amongst UNEP’s member states on how &Green can help meet international agreements on restoration, climate and biodiversity.

In the coming years, both parties aim to further intensify the partnership and play a key role in the necessary transformation towards land use and agricultural production models that better balance the need to protect forests, improve rural livelihoods while enhancing efficiency and yields to produce enough food for a growing world population.

Good Growth Partnership

The Good Growth Partnership (GGP) and &Green have signed a Statement of Intent to provide a framework for their collaboration in jointly working towards their shared vision of removing deforestation from commodity supply chains. Through mutual support, the partners will seek to improve the results of their respective efforts in making financing available, engaging stakeholders, supporting tropical forest countries and creating learnings for wider application and scaling.

Working across production, financing and demand, the GGP convenes a wide range of stakeholders and initiatives to reduce deforestation and enable sustainable development in the global commodity supply chains of soy, beef and palm oil.

Launched at the United Nations New York headquarters in 2017, the GGP is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), led by the United Nations Development Programme and implemented in collaboration with Conservation International, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

In partnership with the governments of Brazil, Indonesia, Liberia and Paraguay, as well as civil society and major private sector players, the GGP aims to place sustainability at the heart of commodity supply chains.

20×20 Initiative

The objective of the 20×20 Initiative is to contribute to a change in the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In the short term, the Initiative intends to assist the restoration process of 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, including 5 million hectares of avoided degradation. This effort is in support of global land-restoration efforts of the Bonn Challenge. The initiative was launched by eight countries and five investment groups at COP 20 in Lima in December 2014.

AFR100

AFR100 is the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative, which is a country-led effort to bring 100 million hectares of land in Africa into restoration by 2030. It aims to accelerate restoration in order to enhance food security, increase climate change resilience and mitigation, and combat rural poverty.

 

IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH lead the development of the &Green Fund together with NICFI and was the incorporator of the Stichting andgreen.fund. IDH and &Green work collaboratively and have outlined their joint ambition in a Memorandum of Understanding. Through its country offices, and through the international sustainable landscapes programme, IDH works closely with public and private actors, in key jurisdictions for &Green, to develop potential projects of interest for the Fund, and to support local government in meeting the Fund’s Jurisdictional Eligibility Criteria.

At a global level, IDH accelerates sustainability within the value chains of various sector programmes through its strategy for 2016 – 2020 entitled ‘Innovating Impact @ scale’. The strategy develops impact coalitions between companies, NGOs, governments, trade unions, financial institutions, and universities that strive for impact for public good.

UN Environment Programme

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and &Green have concluded an MOU setting out their collaboration in catalyzing private finance for sustainable agricultural commodity production decoupled from deforestation, and to promote the protection and restoration of forests and peatland for the benefit of people, the climate, biodiversity, food and water security. UNEP and &Green will mutually support each other to channel private finance into sustainable land use.

As &Green’s partner, UNEP acts as the implementing agency for the contribution from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and supports &Green’s communications and monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) efforts. UNEP also facilitates collaboration with other relevant finance facilities and UNEP initiatives, and creates an enabling environment by raising awareness amongst UNEP’s member states on how &Green can help meet international agreements on restoration, climate and biodiversity.

In the coming years, both parties aim to further intensify the partnership and play a key role in the necessary transformation towards land use and agricultural production models that better balance the need to protect forests, improve rural livelihoods while enhancing efficiency and yields to produce enough food for a growing world population.

Good Growth Partnership

The Good Growth Partnership (GGP) and &Green have signed a Statement of Intent to provide a framework for their collaboration in jointly working towards their shared vision of removing deforestation from commodity supply chains. Through mutual support, the partners will seek to improve the results of their respective efforts in making financing available, engaging stakeholders, supporting tropical forest countries and creating learnings for wider application and scaling.

Working across production, financing and demand, the GGP convenes a wide range of stakeholders and initiatives to reduce deforestation and enable sustainable development in the global commodity supply chains of soy, beef and palm oil.

Launched at the United Nations New York headquarters in 2017, the GGP is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), led by the United Nations Development Programme and implemented in collaboration with Conservation International, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

In partnership with the governments of Brazil, Indonesia, Liberia and Paraguay, as well as civil society and major private sector players, the GGP aims to place sustainability at the heart of commodity supply chains.

20×20 Initiative

The objective of the 20×20 Initiative is to contribute to a change in the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In the short term, the Initiative intends to assist the restoration process of 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, including 5 million hectares of avoided degradation. This effort is in support of global land-restoration efforts of the Bonn Challenge. The initiative was launched by eight countries and five investment groups at COP 20 in Lima in December 2014.

AFR100

AFR100 is the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative, which is a country-led effort to bring 100 million hectares of land in Africa into restoration by 2030. It aims to accelerate restoration in order to enhance food security, increase climate change resilience and mitigation, and combat rural poverty.