Our engagement approach is based on transparency and accountability for all activities we undertake. This is central to the partnerships we form, projects that are implemented and financing opportunities that are generated, so that sustainable development objectives are at the core of what we do. Each project we select goes through rigorous independent environmental impact assessments ensuring that safeguards for the well-being of people, preservation of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity are in place. We transparently publish relevant information about all projects including their social and environmental impacts.

Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

Each TLFF Project is managed to the TLFF investment Policy and ESG Standards. TLFF will also identify key impact objectives for each project and design appropriate measures that include effective consultation with relevant communities. We will measure projects to some or all of our eight core objectives:

Pollution Reduction

Pollution reduction in freshwater systems, reduced air emissions, reduced soil contamination from better farming practices, reduced burning of crops

Biodiversity Protection

Protection of threatened species and biodiversity, particularly in high conservation value (“HCV”) forest near projects

Sustainable Supply Chains

Improved use of certifications by mills, cooperatives, use of technology and innovation for better farming practices

Peatland Restoration and Rehabilitation

No drainage or burning

Improved Rural Livelihoods

Better smallholder farming practices, access to electricity and skills-based training, with particular focus on gender equality

Landscape Protection

Retained canopy cover, averted forest fires, reduced land conversion through better efficiency in the smallholder agriculture sector

Emissions Reduction

Reduced emissions from reducing forest burning and substituting polluting electricity generation for renewables

Scaling Up Sustainable Energy Access

Scaling up investment in renewable energy capacity, including solar, wind small scale hydro, with a focus on access to electricity for off-grid communities