Untapped Fortunes: Building and Investing in Asia’s Natural Capital Sector

09 August 2021


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Nature-based solutions are one of the most efficient and effective tools for climate change mitigation. Not only does nature provide critical resources that all lives depend upon, but it also absorbs up to 50% of carbon dioxide emissions from human activities.

Despite Asia’s wealth of natural capital, which generates 30% of its GDP, Asia has disproportionately underfunded the protection of these important assets. The region’s enormous economic growth in the last few decades has come at a high cost to its environment. It has led to the deterioration of land, freshwater and marine ecosystems, worsening water and food insecurity, and increasing vulnerability to climate change.

In this webinar co-organized by AVPN and RS Group, the latter will share how they, as an Asia-based funder, have chosen and structured a focus on natural capital. Leveraging their latest report, “Feasibility Study on Market Potential and Drives of Nature-Based Businesses in Southeast Asia”, they will share insights into the landscape, opportunities, and challenges of nature-based businesses in Asia.

This webinar,

  • Learned about climate and financial returns on investments in nature-based solutions in Asia
  • Harnessed the market opportunities of nature-based businesses in Asia
  • Maximized the role that capital providers, NGOs, and communities can play to support the growth of the natural capital market


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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