Conservation needs to professionalize to demonstrate effectiveness in its ability to deliver, and to address the ever-increasing shortfall in funds required to tackle the greatest conservation problems.
Conservation, as an industry, has struggled consistently to raise the necessary funds to address its major challenges. Innovative financing represents an opportunity to close the funding gap, once suitable financial products are developed. However, conservation-focused funds and investors require oversight for their investment from people that understand conservation.
We provide the service that a traditional fund manager would, in terms of investment oversight, but focused on the technical conservation activities that the investment is used for. Our conservation experience and focus on achieving outcomes maximises the chance that investments achieve their targets, and where applicable, investors receive their returns.
As new funding models develop for the conservation sector, and as funders desire greater accountability and delivery, conservation management agencies need to align their management and reporting systems to account for the costs of business. Conservation Alpha provides conservation management consultancy services to develop such capabilities within the organization.
We can assist our partners to develop outcomes-based approaches to conservation, enabling accurate and precise reporting of achieved impact and cost effectiveness. We specialize in the setup of frameworks, design of monitoring and evaluation platforms and development of statistical techniques and monitoring infrastructure to demonstrate conservation outcomes.
Conservation Alpha, through the use of experienced expert conservationists, provides custom solutions to conservation problems. Through our exposure across a wide network of conservation organizations and players, we understand best practice solutions and assist conservation partners to increase performance through an outcomes-based approach to conservation.
IMPACT AUDITING & AUDIT SYSTEMS
The conservation industry needs to be held accountable to the investors, donors and funding agencies that support them. Conservation alpha provides the technical expertise to develop outcomes-based frameworks and the ongoing provision of auditing services.