Jersey Fund for a Wilder World

The Jersey Fund for a Wilder World is a new sustainable finance initiative which has been established as a joint project between Jersey Finance, industry, government, Jersey Overseas Aid, and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Overview

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.

How the Jersey Fund for a Wilder World works
  • The Jersey Fund for a Wilder World is a voluntary scheme, where funds businesses with a sustainable focus can donate a minimum of 2.5% of their annual fees, earned from included SRI entities, to Durrell.
  • Durrell will pool donations from contributors and assign them across their rewilding programmes, where there is an immediate funding need.
  • Contributing firms will be issued with a kitemark to use as authentication that they are involved in the scheme, and on an annual basis they will receive information from Durrell on the projects supported in the year they donated. They can use this kitemark in the year they donate.

Jersey Fund for a Wilder World Launch Event

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.

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About Durrell's rewilding programmes

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.

Leslie Dickie, Chief Executive Officer, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

“Durrell is world renowned for the passion and rigour we bring to saving species from extinction, and protecting nature’s diverse habitats. We know from our proven track record that, given the right resources, conservation works. It works for animals, people, places and our planet. Working together with Jersey’s sustainable fund sector we can do even more.”

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Support for the Jersey Fund for a Wilder World

The Jersey Fund for a Wilder World is a joint project involving several organisations.

This guide for funds sector providers and intermediaries explains all about our Jersey Fund for a Wilder World sustainable finance initiative, including how to get involved and how each of these parties helps bring the scheme to fruition, please download the factsheet.

 

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Joining the Jersey Fund for a Wilder World scheme
Elliot Refson, Director of Funds

“Jersey has an ambition to become a centre of excellence for sustainable finance and is ideally placed to do so, given our existing strengths and reputation as a jurisdiction of choice for international finance. The funds sector here has a wide range of flexible structures and the expertise to support businesses and investors with their sustainable finance goals.”

If you are a Funds business with an interest in joining the scheme, please get in contact with Elliot

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