Projects


Malaysia is a maritime nation, strategically located at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. As such it is one of 17 mega-diverse countries globally, with high levels of terrestrial and marine species richness and endemism. Currently around 11% of Malaysia’s land area is conserved within terrestrial parks and reserves. However, in common with much of the world, marine conservation has lagged and less than 2% of...

Salmon Innovation Fund

Salmon Innovation Fund


Posted on March 1, 2017

Over the past year, Nautilus Impact Investing has been working with the Salmon Innovation Fund team to develop a new early stage impact investment fund that seeks to protect or rebuild wild pacific salmon and steelhead populations. The fund finds and invests in early stage technologies that ultimately exit outside of the fisheries sector, allowing for competitive returns to investors. Full details of the Salmon Innovation Fund can be...

Current unsustainable development and consumption levels are rapidly depleting global biodiversity (Living Planet Index). To address these threats, new and larger-scale approaches to conservation are urgently needed. Market-based approaches are especially important as they directly affect commodity supply chains, industry practices, and ultimately consumer demand and consumption behavior. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has been...

Investing in Indigenous Stewardship

Investing in Indigenous Stewardship


Posted on November 28, 2016

Indigenous people play a critical role in global land and water stewardship. As European colonial power expanded throughout Australia in the mid 19th century, indigenous stewardship was supplanted by new development practices, governance systems and management processes. Few of those new approaches incorporated or even acknowledged the rich base of indigenous knowledge that had been established over centuries. The wisdom embedded in...

The dramatic and diverse land and seascapes of western Alaska’s ocean and islands make up the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI). Their mission: to promote coordination, dissemination, and development of applied science to inform conservation of natural and cultural resources in the face of climate change and other landscape-scale stressors. In 2016, Nautilus facilitated two workshops...

Rebooting Global Fisheries: Fish 2.0

Rebooting Global Fisheries: Fish 2.0


Posted on October 15, 2016

Fisheries are a key component of global food security. More than three billion people depend on fish for 15% of their protein intake and in many developing countries fish is the major source of protein. Some 148 million tons of wild and farmed fish were produced in 2010, with an estimated value of $218 billion (E15 Fisheries and Oceans Initiative). Despite their economic, social and ecological significance, and a long history of...

Climate change, ocean acidification, and development pressures are just a few of the current threats to Alaska’s salmon and the people who depend on them. Impact investors are playing an increasingly larger role in supporting communities as they adapt to these global changes. In order to measure social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns of investments, one must develop accurate metrics that can be used to assess the...