Rabobank: Building biodiversity with impact loans

This case study has been created from the Finance for the Future Awards. Rabobank, a Dutch cooperative bank, has introduced the Planet Impact Loan for farmers, with an interest discount based on their scores on the Biodiversity Monitor for dairy farming. The Monitor is a new innovative tool developed together with the World Wildlife Fund, Royal Friesland Campina and the Sustainable Dairy Chain to quantify biodiversity results of dairy farmers with the aim of developing new revenue models. Key performance indicators relate to climate, land use, loss of minerals, soil, landscape and species. Farmers can be rewarded through supply chain partners and stakeholders, benefiting from farming for improved biodiversity.


"The judges found this pilot to be an interesting and effective example of how big industry and financial institutions can work together to help companies be more sustainable."

Finance for the Future Awards judges


The Finance for the Future Awards recognize financial leadership in building sustainable economies.

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