Rhino Impact
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Rhino Impact Investment Project

The Rhino Impact Investment Project’s objective is to demonstrate a scalable outcomes-based financing mechanism that directs additional private and public sector funds to improve management effectiveness of priority rhino populations.
Conservation Alpha is contracted to be the performance manager for the impact investment funds.

Conservation Alpha works in collaboration with financial management team of Conservation Capital, to reduce investment risk and ensure that any financial investments are directed toward interventions that maximize the potential for conservation Impact.

The Rhino Impact Investment Project is an initiative of United for Wildlife (UfW), an unprecedented partnership between seven of the world’s leading wildlife charities and The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Implementation of the Rhino Impact Investment Project is led by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Project is funded by the Global Environment Facility, the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund, UfW and ZSL. The United Nations Development Programme is the GEF Agency acting as the operational arm of the GEF to implement and execute Project activities consistent with both the GEF mandate and national sustainable development plans.

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The Rhino Impact Investment Project receives implementation support on technical conservation, conservation finance and legal from Implementation Partners including Credit Suisse, DLA Piper, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the IUCN SSC African and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups (AfRSGand AsRSG), Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), UBS and WWF-UK Read more about the project at:


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Ibis Consulting

Ibis Consulting is a leading African sustainability consultancy that helps companies unlock value by improving their environmental and social performance. Ibis provides a unique combination of executive management and on-the-ground expertise supported by extensive experience working with multinational companies and local clients across Africa. Ibis employs over 30 staff based in offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi and has undertaken over 120 projects in the last 12 months for DFIs, PE firms, banks, impact funds and other multi-national clients. This experience closely aligns with many of the core competencies expected of the performance manager role: a depth of experience working with global finance clients in Africa (including various impact funds); a track record of developing fund level environmental, social and governance management systems to monitor and report on the performance of underlying portfolio investments; an experience working across a broad range of investment sectors, including food & agriculture, infrastructure, healthcare, education and housing, renewable energy, tourism and hospitality, and conservation.

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Conservation Capital

Conservation Capital, a leading specialist practitioner in the field of conservation enterprise and related conservation investment financing, is the Finance Manager of the RII Financing Mechanism. With operating hubs in the UK, South Africa and Kenya, Conservation Capital has helped mobilise and structure more than US$220 million of finance into enterprise driven conservation projects across more than 25 countries – primarily in Africa and Europe.