Community Oriented Investment
Generating New Enterprise
COIGNE is an environmental patient capital vehicle for locally owned enterprises in endangered conservation regions.
In a post COVID-19 world, the resulting chaos of nationalism and isolationism are likely to dominate albeit in the short-term while normal practices and conventions will become increasingly ineffective or irrelevant. This applies particularly to NGOs and donors within the conservation space where funding is squeezed, tourism suspended, and inequality more widespread. This will likely result in distrust in government, Western benefactors, and the developed world. In this vacuum, local and indigenous communities will look inward for sanctuary to take back control of their future.
The post-colonial model for conservation was failing before the pandemic. It now faces even more complex challenges. The COIGNE strategic concept of shifting the responsibility for conservation to communities with commercial community investment at scale is more relevant than ever — and a fresh opportunity for impact investors worldwide.
COIGNE enters the target market with a scale and capability to leverage and engage with national players from a position of advantage bypassing normal conservation, commercial and NGO protocols and practices — as it sets its own agenda.
The aim is to rollout COIGNE by country, then saturate regionally with an interconnected portfolio of community-led projects (350+) based on scalability and commercial potential for both communities and governments.