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USAID GREEN INVEST ASIA
Connecting investors with sustainable agriculture and forestry
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Unsustainable agriculture and land use across Asia is a leading cause of the region’s greenhouse gas emissions. USAID Green Invest Asia helps agriculture and forestry businesses in Southeast Asia improve their sustainable commodity production and manage environmental risks. We match companies with our network of financial institutions and investors looking for environmentally and socially-friendly, profitable land use businesses.
Sustainability is smart business. However, implementing strategies to reduce and measure carbon emissions, meet global environmental/social standards and access financing can be challenging.
For a copy of our 2020 Annual Report, and other materials, please click below.
AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY BUSINESS
USAID Green Invest Asia supports mid-growth agriculture and forestry companies with business strategies, environmental assessments and advice to improve their sustainable commodity production and business practices. Initial focus has been on rice, rubber, timber, coffee, coconut and cacao in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. A partial list of services includes:
- Prepare companies for investment
- Capital matchmaking
- Carbon services
- Certification compliance
- Gender-lens and business advisory
- Environmental and operations management
USAID Green Invest Asia links investors and financial institutions with pipeline in sustainable, low-emission agricultural/ forestry companies, and de-risks lending through improving clients’ environmental risk management. We have partnered with firms to support their current and
prospective clients; grow their ESG-lending portfolios, and; lower their transaction costs. Hover over each entry below to expand for a more complete list of services.
- Investment Facilitation
- Technical support to banks and their borrowing clients
- Co-financing and transaction support
- Technical assistance in land-use ESG management for investors and banks
Reducing carbon emissions and commodity-driven deforestation through sustainable business practices takes a big investment. By 2022, USAID Green Invest Asia aims to mobilize $400 million of private finance into sustainable commodity production.
The impact of this investment will lead to a reduction of 25 million tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions, improving business efficiency and agricultural productivity, while lessening the effects of climate change.
Mobilize $ 400 million
of private finance
Reduce carbon emissions
by 25 million tons
News and updates from USAID Green Invest Asia.
USAID Green Invest Asia sat down with leaders from Kellogg, Cargill, Golden Agri Resources, and DowDupont to learn how they value sustainable sourcing, and what they seek from suppliers.
The USAID Green Invest Asia team has a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of private finance, investing, commercial business and sustainability.
Chief of Party
Senior Agriculture, Forestry & Other Land Use (AFOLU) Advisor
Sustainable Finance Advisor
Nichapat Na Thalang
Partnerships and Sustainability Manager
Ronnarit Chaiyosaeng (Art)
Event and Program Officer
Carbon and Land Use Expert
Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Sukanya Utthiya (Fon)
Administration and Logistics Manager
Punnamart Manthongkum (Punn)
Junior Finance Manager
Sumed Tippimanchaiyakon (Tu)
Mimanta Wachirabovornset (Gate)
Communication & Outreach Manager
Chompunoot “Noot” Koonrungsesomboon
Business Development Associate
Elvie Grace Ganchero
Philippine Country Coordinator
Vietnam Country Coordinator
Suganda Charoenkitivarakorn (Aey)
Director of Finance and Administration
Chief of Party
Agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) advisor
Strategic Advisors and Partners
Director, Peterson and Control Union (Thailand)
Managing Partner, Mekong Strategic Partners
For technical services and business support, please submit an expression of interest to the USAID Green Invest Asia team.
For more information about USAID Green Invest Asia and partnership opportunities,
please contact us using the form below.
208 Wireless Road Building Unit 1802, 18th floor
Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand