A scaled co-investment in regenerative agriculture impact and conservation outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef and its catchments

Underpinned by a long history of successful impact investment Kilter Rural (KR) and The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC)(the partners) are acting on the urgency for large scale landscape intervention required to help improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and the ecosystems in its catchments.  

TNC and Kilter Rural are partnering with the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to catalyse a globally significant impact investment fund for the Great Barrier Reef.  

The project will review priority GBR catchments to determine the viability of establishing a farm regeneration and landscape transformation fund.  If the scoping suggests there is a positive opportunity for such a fund the parties would consider targeting a fund capitalisation of up to $1 billion to co-develop a long-term, landscape-scale, high-impact investment to deliver Reef health protection outcomes.  

Any prospective fund would hold the dual purposes of delivering a profitable agricultural sector while improving the condition of the catchments of the Great Barrier Reef and the Reef itself.