Nactiva is Europe’s first natural capital Market Builder which, in the form of a collective platform driven by the private sector and connecting all economic and social actors, designs, accelerates and seeks funding for companies and projects that protect and regenerate the Mediterranean’s natural capital.
Nactiva accelerates the creation of projects and companies that transform the natural capital and helps to form the key instruments for its growth: new businesses, corporate sustainability projects, labour market, capital and investment market, public projects, new regulation, rural property market, etc.
Nactiva is a project promoted by two entrepreneurs and their organisations, Joan Cabezas (Managing Partner at The Palladium Group – Natural Capital Business) and Silvia Alsina (CEO of Roman), who started the Nactiva design project in 2022.
Nactiva has the support of Foment del Treball and Institut Agrícola Sant Isidre and the initial funding of 11 partners (Agbar, Naturgy, Celsa, Cementos Molins, Grupo Catalana Occidente, Flax & Kale, Grant Thornton, Palladium, Roman, Ametller Origen and Global Impact Assets).
In addition, the platform has an Advisory Board made up of relevant figures of recognised prestige in the impact ecosystem, providing different perspectives on how to develop natural capital.
Nactiva designs and accelerates projects and initiatives, connects key actors, seeks funding and generates knowledge. To do so, it is managed by professionals with experience and knowledge of natural capital and its regulation, and follows an open and collaborative operational model, which integrates companies, entrepreneurs, scientific institutions, public administrations and NGOs in the territory.
Nactiva is made up of a Technical Office for projects, a Communication Area and three Funding Offices: Private, Public and Philanthropic.
Nactiva accelerates the creation of projects that seek to improve the health of the natural capital of the Mediterranean. In a first stage, the Projects are grouped around four thematic areas: Forests, Land, Coastal and Water. As more organisations join the Platform, Nactiva plans to develop new areas such as Air, Urban Areas or High Mountains.
The ecosystems of the Mediterranean region are under significant threat from climate change. Taking care of our water resources or taking advantage of the resources of our enviable forests (for example, 67% of the surface area of Catalonia is covered by forests, one of the best ratios in Mediterranean Europe) will allow us to respond to important environmental challenges (drought, floods, storms, fires, etc.) that put the country’s natural spaces at risk.
Taking into account that the economy of the Mediterranean region depends to a large extent on natural capital, acting on the natural resources that surround us represents a unique opportunity to generate environmental, social and economic well-being.
Due to its characteristics, the Mediterranean region can become a benchmark territory in the activation of natural capital. Its privileged climate, the diversity of its ecosystems and the distance between them, the size of its territories and its outdoor-oriented way of life, provide a unique opportunity to generate economic activity and environmental, labour and social well-being by acting on the natural resources that surround the region.
Our aim is to generate a triple impact through our activity: ecological, social and economic/business. All Nactiva projects produce this triple impact on the territory, incorporating innovation, technology, long-term transformation, quantifiable measurement of results, and they must also be scalable and replicable, so that their use can be generalised to multiple areas of the Mediterranean.
In the case of businesses, the impact can be at the level of diversification and entry into new businesses, offsetting emissions and other environmental footprints, sustainability commitments, return on impact/climate investments, etc.
Ecological impact can be measured in multiple ways: reduction of emissions, increase of available water, regeneration of biodiversity, more and better products from the field, health, etc.
Finally, social impact refers to job creation, development of the business ecosystem/NGOs, creating wealth in the rural world, sharing the benefits of ecosystem services among different actors, etc.
Nactiva operates by activating the natural capital of the Mediterranean region, but the intention is to replicate/scale the projects to other markets in the future.
Nactiva as a non-profit Social Enterprise finances its executive structure with annual contributions from Partners, Sponsors, contributions from companies and investors, as well as through income from the projects/businesses that are launched through the platform. Profits are returned in full to the platform to maximise impact generation.
All Nactiva partners must comply with established ethics and due diligence processes which include the requirement to have publicly committed to the EU’s “Target 55” and to have signed up to a credible initiative to meet this commitment. In addition, partners must subscribe to the Nactiva Code of Conduct. This ensures that they are reducing their own environmental footprint as a first priority and then providing funding for the restoration of the natural capital of the Mediterranean region.
Nactiva provides opportunities for companies to achieve sustainability goals, while contributing to the restoration and protection of nature and the environment in the Mediterranean region. For more information, tell us more in this form and we will get in touch.
Nactiva offers opportunities for investors to support an innovative new approach to finance ecosystem restoration in the natural capital of the Mediterranean region. For more information, please use our form.
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