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.

  • 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




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. Miguel Morales

Senior Vice President, GEF/GCF agencies
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia, United States
Phone +1 703 341 2637
Mr. Steven Panfil

Senior Director, Project Development & Implementation GCF Agency
Phone +1 703 341 2822