How effective collaboration led to the largest conservation deal in history.
On May 21, 2014, the government of Brazil and multiple public and private funders signed a deal that commits $215 million to help secure the durability of the world’s largest system of tropical forest protected areas. This single closing involved actions, funding, and commitments from organizations in both the public and private sectors, within Brazil and internationally, to achieve an ambitious vision for large-scale conservation—and it underscored the power of collective impact.
What does it take to secure the largest conservation deal in history? A big idea; unprecedented collaboration between governments, NGOs, and funders; and a financing model imported from Wall Street.