Terratai provides investment to companies via direct financing (through loans, equity, revenue shares or other instruments), and/or via ‘sweat equity’ plus access to our venture building and service provision model.
Our business model has 3 pillars
Nature based solutions expertise
Addressing gaps in nature/climate/biodiversity knowledge to unlock impact
Business development expertise
Identifying and supporting early-stage companies with tailored, long-term support and training
Access to early stage finance
Providing access to seed financing and concessionary capital to reach scale
our ethos is ‘down to earth’
We are committed to working on problems and developing solutions from the ground up. We are:
We are laser focused on creating measurable positive impact in Asia’s most vulnerable marine and terrestrial ecosystems
We believe that local knowledge and local leadership will create the most impactful and enduring solutions. Ensuring the equitable distribution of social and economic benefits is critical to our work
Our investment model is backed by cutting edge research and data, and we carefully measure and monitor our impact
We are honest, trustworthy and transparent and operate with integrity. We put relationships first. We believe the challenges our planet faces can only be addressed through collaboration and community
who do we support
We expect our venture partners to be able to demonstrate quantifiable impact on nature through initiatives that reduce or reverse deforestation and habitat degradation ensuring species and terrestrial protection. We measure our impact along the following four impact pathways.
1. Sustainable agricultural transition
Companies that improve productivity, quality, traceability and monitoring of incumbent food production systems to reduce ecosystem and biodiversity impact (for example avoided or substantively reduced deforestation or degradation, sustainable fisheries, species protection). Focusing on systemic barriers that have potential to scale across the region.
2. Enhancing value of natural ecosystems
Companies that generate new revenue streams for the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems via Forest / Soil and ‘Blue’ Carbon, Payments for Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity Credits or comparable strategies.
3. Restoring natural ecosystems
Companies that target the restoration of natural ecosystems, particularly at vulnerable ecosystem frontiers – often combined with one or more of the other impact pathways. This could include reforestation, reef restoration, mangrove restoration and replanting, reintroduction of native species etc.
4. Resilient communities
We also expect each of our venture partners to be able to demonstrate how their business models can support community resilience, as evidenced by measures such as improved wellbeing, sustainable economic livelihoods and the empowerment and engagement of marginalised groups.