Ecosystem Return Foundation (ERF) is an international organization aiming to restore large-scale degraded ecosystems worldwide, with partners in business.
The role of the Ecosystem Return Foundation is that of an independent matchmaker between landowners, companies, investors and local organizations, facilitating the creation and management of partnershipsfor ecosystem restoration.
The restoration partnerships developed by ERF deliver four returns:
- Natural Capital: fertile soils, carbon storage, water
- Social Capital: jobs, income, cohesion and engagement
- Return on Investment: financial performance
- Inspirational Capital: beauty, innovation, purpose
ERF aims to restore 150 million hectares of degraded ecosystems in the next 20 years, in line with international agreements, including the Bonn Challenge and UN conventions.