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Who is expected to buy a biodiversity credit and why?

A range of actors might be interested in purchasing biodiversity credits, but they will likely be interested in different features. Many organizations with nature-related mandates or targets might find biodiversity credits an attractive vehicle to deliver verified outcomes. 

  • Environmental charities or non-governmental organizations
  • Donors 
  • Governments
  • Development banks
  • Other public entities
  • Investors 
  • Individuals 

Finally, the private sector is an important source of demand. Corporates and financial institutions may use biodiversity credits to preserve access to key inputs and ecosystem services, demonstrate their commitment to global frameworks like the GBF, ensure alignment with various types of regulatory requirements, or to maintain their “social license” to operate. Forthcoming works from  BCA and the World Economic Forum will provide more clarity on this topic