Campo Capital seeks to combine crop and forestry projects with carbon sequestration in a portfolio in Colombia and Peru.
Last year, the Colombian government included Campo in its list of growth-stage companies with impact that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.
Campo’s flagship project is called Sustainable Agroforestry in the Orinoquia (OAS), an area in central Colombia of approximately 7,500 hectares. The project aims to improve the living conditions of all the local communities, to protect the environment through reforestation with native species and to develop the region economically with the marketing of products derived from cocoa and annatto, a natural dye used to color dairy products.
OAS is sponsored by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable business models in developing countries, and funded a study of OAS – which estimates the project involves at least 3.65 million people. verified carbon units (VCU) of carbon sequestration and has an internal rate of return (IRR) of 12.41%.
“Campo Capital has developed a practice of sustainable investment in agroforestry in strategic regions such as the Amazon and the Orinoco, with the aim of investors[ing] to obtain economic, social, environmental impacts and carbon credits,” Campo Capital partners said. “The future is now, it is time to act and invest in our jungles, rivers, mangroves, savannahs – after, [in the absence of such action] there will be nothing to restore.
The investment manager has not yet completed the OAS project and is seeking to attract investors, seeking carbon credits and agroforestry development, who adhere to its principles with marketing rounds. Its objective will be to maintain the link between financial resources and Colombian farmers.
Campo says his projects have provided work for more than 200 people in remote areas of Colombia and Peru.