Commonland® believes that landscape restoration offers large untapped opportunities for sustainable economic development. To demonstrate this potential, the company develops landscape restoration projects that are based on business cases.
Multidisciplinary teams actively involve investors, companies and entrepreneurs in long-term restoration partnerships with farmers and land-users. Long-term commitment is important as it takes approximately 20 years – or one generation – to restore a landscape. Their holistic restoration approach combines and connects natural and economic landscape zones and delivers 4 returns®.
Commonland’s goal is to realize large-scale landscape restoration with local farmers, land-users and experts, based on sustainable business cases. Our mission is to contribute to a large-scale landscape restoration industry, aligned with international policies and guidelines.
Commonland contributes to the Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of the world’s degraded and deforested lands by 2020.
Commonland consists of a foundation, a fund and development companies.
The foundation develops the restoration approach and works in close cooperation with scientific institutions, business schools and experts from non-governmental organizations.
The development companies grow the landscape restoration projects and work on sustainable business cases with different stakeholders in the field, taking all interests into account. To build on present strengths, the development companies partner with existing initiatives.
The fund co-invests in landscape restoration projects and businesses.
Read more about our initiatives and our approach.