Conservation International Foundation


  • Type International
  • Date of accreditation 07 Jul 2015

The Conservation International Foundation (CI) is a non-profit organization that operates internationally in over 30 countries across six continents with a wide range of partners in order to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. It has built strong relationships with communities, governments, academia, foundations, civil-society organizations and the private sector in order to deliver innovative nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. In developing countries, it partners with the host country government institutions, research or academic institutions, as well as indigenous peoples’ organizations. With global private corporations, CI has developed a track-record of improving the sustainability of business operations. Key activities include reducing deforestation, improving agricultural practices, protecting natural ecosystems to serve as carbon sinks, and developing standards for effective mitigation and adaptation activities. It has leveraged over US$ 100 million for ‘debt-for-nature’ swaps and has raised over US$ 30 million for a carbon fund. CI sought to scale up its impact on combating climate change by delivering more climate action on the ground, providing accessible and science-based tools for decision makers, and mobilizing a network of major corporations as well as ensuring the involvement of all stakeholders.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

17 Aug 2017 - 16 Aug 2022

Accreditation date

07 Jul 2015

AMA execution date

13 Jul 2017

AMA effectiveness

17 Aug 2017

Term end date

16 Aug 2022

Accreditation term 2

17 Aug 2022 - 16 Aug 2027

Re-accreditation date

16 May 2022

AMA execution date

15 Aug 2022

AMA effectiveness

17 Aug 2022

Term end date

16 Aug 2027

Entity details

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




Mangroves for climate: Public, Private and Community Partnerships for Mitigation and Adaptation in Ecuador



Ecosystem-Based Adaptation and Mitigation in Botswana’s Communal Rangelands



Sustainable Landscapes in Eastern Madagascar

News + Stories

Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope

15 Aug 2018 / You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope

14 Aug 2018 / You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

The sustainable landscapes project in Eastern Madagascar

13 Jul 2018 / A vital Funded Activity Agreement (FAA) between Conservation International (CI) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has launched the Sustainable Landscapes Project in Eastern Madagascar.

Green Climate Fund deepens ties with Conservation International

13 Jul 2017 / GCF's agreement with Conservation International broadens the Fund’s global reach to support climate action.


Mr. Steven Panfil

Vice President CI-GCF Agency
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22202, United States
Phone +1 703 341 2400
Mr. Robert Merritt

Director, Project Development CI-GCF Agency
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22202, United States
Phone +1703 341 2400