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Entrepreneurial Banking

Entrepreneurial banking is on the far end of the risk-reward spectrum. As with full delivery, producers or investors provide capital for environmental improvement projects and buyers purchase the verified outcomes. Unlike full delivery, there is no upfront contract between the producer and a buyer before the project is initiated. The producer takes on the market risk that a buyer will emerge for the environmental outcomes produced.

Entrepreneurial banking works best when there is significant and predictable demand for compensatory mitigation and regulatory agencies agree to use certified credits as a permitting mechanism.

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Producers develop credits with the expectation of future market demand for credits
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