WLA/WRA Blog Series: Part Eight – Final Thoughts Now Available

The Western Landowners Alliance and WRA have partnered up on a blog series focused on how landowners can leverage the opportunities offered by conservation finance to further both conservation and economic goals. Each blog will provide an understanding of key concepts, market players and trends, and financial, risk and land management considerations particular to a topic. … Continue Reading »

Natural Areas Conference to Feature WRA’s Conservation Finance Expertise

The 44th annual Natural Areas Conference will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado October 10-12, 2017. This year’s conference focuses on collaboration as a key to natural areas management. WRA’s Denver-based conservation finance team, focused on innovative investment strategies for conservation projects in the U.S. and abroad, is honored to be part of this year’s … Continue Reading »

WRA Initiates the Development of a Carbon Co-op with Sempervirens Fund

WRA, Inc. is kicking off the development of a first of its kind forest carbon crediting program in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. The program is being developed in partnership with Sempervirens Fund, California’s oldest land trust, and is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The program, formerly referred to as the … Continue Reading »

impactDeals Features WRA Conservation Finance Expertise

round table on model conservation finance transactions at the impactDeals Forum in Washington, DC. He presented some of the company’s recent success in complex transactions and asset management strategies. Ben sits on a steering committee that organized the event, hosted by i2Capital. The forum brought together more than 120 investors, finance experts, and thought leaders from a diverse range … Continue Reading »

WRA Provides Conservation Finance Expertise at CAFÉ Annual Meeting

Dr. Ben Guillon, CFA, attended the annual meeting of the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFÉ) which was held September 2015 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. CAFÉ members are providing a sustainable source of financing to the different national park systems across Africa. The consortium’s traditional sources of funding have been the World Bank, the Global Environmental … Continue Reading »