UBC has committed to the integration of our operational and academic efforts in sustainability and the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI), established in 2010, is the University’s agent in this innovation. USI fosters partnerships and collaborations that extend beyond traditional boundaries of disciplines, sectors and geographies to address the critical issues of our time. The initiative's work is carried out under two cross-cutting themes: campus as a living laboratory and the University as an agent of change.


NatureBank manages and supports investments in natural assets to generate revenue from commodities ranging from cocoa to carbon or timber. Drawing on 20 years of experience in the sector, the NatureBank team has the ability to increase the productivity and sustainability of these critical ecosystems. NatureBank specializes in providing innovative technical and financial solutions. Through their expertise and proven track record in climate change risk management, conservation finance, agroforestry and nature capital, NatureBank provide valuable advisory, technology and impact project investment services. Their services exist with the underlying objective to increase natural asset performance, sustainability and commercial returns across the entire value chain.