The Jersey Fund for a Wilder World is a voluntary scheme, where funds businesses with a sustainable focus can donate a portion of the annual fees earned from included SRI entities to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. It enables funds sector providers and intermediaries to contribute to Durrell’s projects, effecting positive change and providing for those investors wanting to make a difference with their money.
Sustainable finance is experiencing significant growth on a global scale, and Jersey has been active in this vital area for some time. This scheme adds to Jersey’s existing sustainable finance credentials for providers in the funds sector looking for options to suit the environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives of their investors. Contributors to the scheme are able to demonstrate their commitment with a Jersey Fund for a Wilder World kitemark.
The Jersey Fund for a Wilder World was launched to Jersey Finance Members in the funds community at a live-streamed webinar. Watch a recording of the webinar to discover more about the scheme from our Head of Funds, Elliot Refson, CEO, Joe Moynihan, and Durrell’s CEO Dr Lesley Dickie. You will also hear from Senator Ian Gorst and Deputy Carolyn Labey, discussing how the scheme fits with the work the Government and Jersey Overseas Aid are undertaking in this area of sustainability.
The donations made to the Jersey Fund for a Wilder World will be used by Durrell in its rewilding sites worldwide, where they have a funding need.
Durrell’s rewilding sites focus on the long-term restoration of ecosystems and Durrell have ten sites, that are representative of the world’s major terrestrial biomes, in locations where they have a strong legacy of engagement to enable more effective collaboration and action on the ground.
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