Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes

Further your career in resilient landscapes management

Estimated Time 4 weeks
at 1-3 hours per week
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What you'll learn

  • How integrated landscape investments can add financial value
  • What sources of capital are available for integrated landscape investments
  • Which types of financial mechanisms can support integrated landscape investments
  • How to use blended finance to support integrated landscape investments
  • Coordinate finance at a landscape scale, considering institutional needs

About this course

Bridge the gap between finance and landscape! Learn to navigate the web of landscape financial flows, mechanisms and requirements toward developing cutting-edge business cases and models for sustainable development in landscapes.
Landscape approaches call for innovative interventions that cut across sectors and scales. Public and private funders are ready to invest but there are gaps to bridge. Integrated landscape investments, which enable bankable projects to be realized, need to be built on shared understandings and motivations between landscape inhabitants and leaders and the world of finance.
Are you from the finance world and want to think from a landscape perspective? Or, are you working in or for a landscape and want to mobilise resources? Join this free open online MOOC and bridge the gap between finance and landscapes. Gain critical insights and develop the skills to capitalize on investors motivation to invest and the need for innovative financing in landscapes
You’ll hear from financial experts about their experiences with stimulating game-changing investments. You will learn about multi-sector, multi-stakeholder investments that manage and affect multiple landscape functions.
Join the course now and jump right into breaking down complex language and concepts in a light and highly interactive manner. Learn about plural values and how they can be achieved with the right investment. Learn too how to stimulate, secure and coordinate the execution of that investment. During this course, you’ll also learn to develop integrated investment strategies to support landscape leaders and investors in their related efforts.

This course is also part of the Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes Professional Certificate Programme. Following the complete programme lets you harness the power of place and advance your career as a landscape leader. The programme consists of the following courses, which can be taken in any given order:
Landscape Leadership: Catalyse sustainable development in landscapes
Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes (this course)
Landscape Governance: Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales
Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes

   Location : Online
Institution : Wageningen University & Research
Topics: : Business & finance
Level: : intermediate
Price: : Free (add a verified certificate for a fee)

Robust overview of learning opportunities for (future) landscape professionals

Professionally developed courses

Free online learning platform

Formal accreditation

Content based on global case-studies

About The Landscape Academy

At the Global Landscapes Forum, we believe that learning is the foundation of long-lasting change. Through collaborative learning among diverse stakeholders, conflicts can be mediated and solved, and innovative solutions to global challenges can be created. For professionals currently working in their landscapes or landscapes around the world, we help them understand landscape approaches and how to operationalize them within their own contexts.

For this, the Landscape Academy brings together relevant online and offline learning opportunities that you can choose from to create a customized program. GLF helps future professionals build their knowledge and shape their careers. Find your course or curriculum today.