The Fund
for Nature

Financing nature-based solutions
for climate and communities

in underserved markets

Why Nature?

Nature-based solutions play a critical role in reducing carbon emissions and safeguarding the health of our planet.

While nature provides more than a third of the climate solutions we need to limit global warming to 1.5 C, it remains critically underfunded at only 2% of climate finance globally.

The voluntary carbon market presents a unique opportunity to channel private capital into nature-based solutions that not only have significant carbon benefits, but also support climate adaptation, biodiversity, and livelihoods of local and indigenous communities. Corporates are demanding high-quality, high-integrity carbon projects to help them meet ambitious climate commitments.

The Fund for Nature’s mission is to scale investment into nature-based solutions in emerging and frontier markets. We are designing a vehicle to provide up-front finance for nature-based carbon projects to meet the needs of global buyers while ensuring equitable outcomes and a level playing field for local communities and other stakeholders.

Our Investment Strategy

Nature-based solutions are infrastructure assets that need infrastructure-like financing to scale

We need radical transparency and trust-building for the market to scale with quality

We must build a fair carbon industry that benefits local communities and indigenous peoples as stewards of nature

The most outsize opportunities for investing in nature-based solutions lie in emerging and frontier markets, and this requires a strong local presence

Our Value Proposition

For developers

We provide project developers with up-front financing to implement high-quality carbon projects, backed by off-take agreements

For local communities

We partner with local communities to ensure equitable distribution of carbon revenues, alongside transparency and access to information

For investors

We aggregate a portfolio of high-quality projects to achieve impact and capital deployment at scale

For corporates

We provide corporates with access to a proprietary portfolio of high-quality nature-based carbon removal projects, and the ability to catalyze climate finance at scale

Our Team

Nairobi, Kenya
Executive Office
CrossBoundary Group
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Matthew Tilleard

Matt holds a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard…
Matt holds a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from Stanford University where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. He is originally from Australia…
Washington DC, USA
Executive Office
CrossBoundary Group
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Jake Cusack

Jake has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard…
Jake has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a graduate of the University of Notre…
Portrait of Kate Wharton
London, UK
Natural Capital
CrossBoundary Advisory
Managing Director, Head of Natural Capital

Kate Wharton

Kate Wharton leads CrossBoundary’s Natural Capital practice, focusing on climate…
Kate Wharton leads CrossBoundary’s Natural Capital practice, focusing on climate and conservation finance in emerging and frontier markets. She advises nature-based carbon projects globally and is launching The Fund for…
London, UK
Natural Capital
CrossBoundary Advisory
Managing Director

Marilia dos Reis Martins

Marilia dos Reis Martins is a Managing Director on CrossBoundary’s…
Marilia dos Reis Martins is a Managing Director on CrossBoundary’s Natural Capital team. Marilia leads a number of climate and nature transactions and innovative fund designs in developing economies globally,…
Portrait of Christine Livet
London, UK
Natural Capital
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate Principal

Christine Livet

Christine Livet is an Associate Principal on CrossBoundary’s Natural Capital…
Christine Livet is an Associate Principal on CrossBoundary’s Natural Capital investment advisory team and has 10 years’ experience advising companies and investors at the intersection of climate, nature and agriculture.…
Nairobi, Kenya
Natural Capital
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate Principal

Shohei Nanji

Shohei is a member of the Natural Capital team and…
Shohei is a member of the Natural Capital team and is based in Nairobi. He has previously worked with the Corporate Development team in Washington DC, and the East Africa…