Business planning

We help create economic and financial insight and optimize financial and business planning expertise

Financially healthy organizations

Effective nature conservation is most often built on solid nature conservation management plans. However, it should also be built on sound financial and business planning. To become financially healthy institutions, nature conservation and park management organizations need detailed, up-to-date information on their funding streams and costs of their programs. With this information they can build realistic budgets, financial plans and strategies to achieve financial sustainability.

Understanding your resource needs

To determine the type of financial resources an organization needs, we help identify the main gaps in these resources and calculate the current and projected costs of conservation programs. We help design customized budget templates, dashboards and reports to communicate these needs to donors and stakeholders.

Building strategic plans

Financial planning is inextricably linked to solid business planning. We build tailored and innovative business plans to minimize and cover resource needs for optimal conservation programs.
We screen funding sources and design conservation finance solutions for a strategic resource mobilization. We develop business plans that go from improving existing strategies to tapping into alternative funding sources or mechanisms, and forging constructive partnerships.

Our Eco2Fin framework

Through our in-house framework, Eco2Fin, we identify potential sources for long-term financing and develop strategic steps to mobilize funds for nature conservation. We complement the Eco2Fin approach with participatory approaches, tailored questionnaires, desk research and training. In our training programs we share our knowledge to ensure long-lasting, sound financial and business planning for maximum conservation impact.

Business planning projects 

Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds

Wolfs Company and our partner Aligning Visions  were commissioned by the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) and a Task Force of around 20 international experts to develop the 2020 version of the Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds,

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Dashboard for impact investors

Wolfs Company has developed a framework to monitor and assess investors’ impact and presenting key results through an attractive dashboard. The framework builds on the results-based management approach used by OECD, integrating natural capital and

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