The Native American Venture Fund’s (NAVFs) ESG-Climate and Carbon Fund is an Impact Investment Fund that promotes Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) development activities for indigenous tribes throughout North America. NAVF’s Carbon / Climate Change Fund was established to invest in carbon sequestration projects on already identified Native American tribal lands (sovereign) throughout North America in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. NAVF will ensure that all projects fit the eligibility requirements of the standard protocols to deliver carbon credits that are real, permanent, enforceable and verifiable. NAVF makes early-stage investments in projects in return for ownership of carbon credits that will be sold on the CA and other mandatory exchanges. The Management Team of NAVF has over 30 years of direct work experience with Native American and the First Nation Tribes.
Global climate change is a widespread and growing concern that has led to extensive international discussions and negotiations. Responses to this concern have focused on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, and on measuring carbon absorbed by and stored in forests, soils, and oceans. NAVF’s Impact Investments will be focused in the management and preservation of millions of acres of forestry land for the purposes of carbon capture / sequestration. Trees are an effective means to trap greenhouse gas and thus lower concentrations in the atmosphere. Every ton of Carbon captured through NAVF’s Carbon Offset Program, creates a qualified “Carbon Credit / Carbon Offset”. As of February 2017, Fortune 500 organizations like Siemens, UPS, Dell, Google, Cisco and Southwest Airlines are taking large strides to develop a Carbon Neutral Footprint, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the World Bank the value of the regional, national, and subnational carbon pricing instruments in 2015 is estimated just under US $50 billion globally, of which almost 70 percent (about US $34 billion), with financial transfers that could reach up to US $400 billion annually by 2030, and possibly increasing to over $2 trillion dollars by 2050.
As part of the Project Pre-Launch analysis, NAVF identifies potential carbon credit purchasers (i.e. BP, Chevron, Unilever, Walt Disney, etc) and negotiates to have an agreement in principal for the purchase of the entire projected carbon credit pool projected to be issued at the end of the project development. Carbon credits are sold at a discount to the prevailing carbon allowance market price at the time of the sale.