We are excited to announce the five-part Conservation Finance Learning Lab produced in partnership between Highstead and The Conservation Finance Network and made freely available to registrants. The webinars will take place from December 2021 to April 2022, and will feature panel discussions, case studies, and networking opportunities for participants to take a deep dive into tangible, innovative approaches to conservation funding and financing. The concepts and lessons learned from the case studies presented will be broadly applicable to practitioners everywhere. Each session will build on the previous sessions, culminating in the “Dolphin Tank” exercise*, where participants will have the opportunity to analyze and deliberate solutions to real-world conservation problems. Attendance at all/most sessions will ensure the full benefit of the series. Register for individual sessions below.
*Like Shark Tank, but friendlier!
Webinar Dates and Registration
Participants who have not previously participated in Conservation Finance 101 are encouraged to watch this pre-recorded session.
For those unable to attend a live session, a recording will be available on this page after each webinar.
Part V: “Dolphin Tank” Project Consultations: Bringing it Home – Tuesday, April 12th at 2 PM ET
This last session will put the previous webinar lessons into practice where participants will have the opportunity to analyze and deliberate solutions to real-world conservation problems.
Part I: Structuring Conservation Transactions to Broaden Partnerships and Funding Sources – Tuesday, December 14th at 2 PM ET.
Explore transaction structures through urban/rural examples where equity is centered in funding and financing.
Part II: Turning Over Rocks: Underutilized Sources of Funding – Tuesday, January 11th at 2 PM ET
Focus on underutilized sources of federal funding and financing, what to track, and how best to anticipate them (CIG, RCPP, LWCF, IFNF, etc.).
Part III: The Power of Debt: Borrowing Money to Save the World – Tuesday, February 8th at 2 PM ET
Focus on the benefits and sources of debt alongside repayment pathways (PRIs, SRF, revolving loans, etc.).
Part IV: Corporate Engagement: Successfully Selling your Project – Tuesday, March 8th at 2 PM ET
Focus on cracking the nut for corporate engagement. Trends, tips, and tricks for honing, and then making your pitch to companies.