Land Conservation

The IRIS initiative together with the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and Manta Consulting co-convened a working group with land conservation practitioners, land conservation investment managers, impact investors, and field experts that identified a set of metrics, listed below, relevant to land conservation investors.

On behalf of the working group members, Manta Consulting authored a paper that provides background and guidance on the use of the metrics and that is intended for investors who are seeking to achieve conservation impacts with their land investments. The paper is available for download on the Foundation's registry user page

As with all IRIS metrics, it is important to state that interpretation of these metrics must also take into account other aspects of a company's context, and changes over time. Stand alone numbers cannot by themselves indicate positive or negative performance, or necessarily be compared across companies or products.