PwC’s network of international development and sustainability professionals support governments, donors, the private sector and NGOs across the globe on issues from policy development through to fund management and programme implementation.
We have delivered various projects in the fields of conservation finance, ecosystem services and development assistance. Market-based solutions for protecting ecosystems are an opportunity to bring our global capabilities in ecosystems, sustainable finance, international development and economics together to deliver complex projects.Case study
We were engaged by an East Malaysian integrated forestry products company to conduct an assessment of their practices against FAO voluntary guidelines for Responsible Management of Planted Forests. This involved assessing the client’s institutional, economic, social, cultural, environmental and landscape approach practices within the organisation. We also engaged with local NGOs and local communities to validate the impacts of the client's operations to the community and also the impact of their social development programs.
This Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit has been developed jointly by PwC and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It has been designed to help financial institutions anywhere in the world support the management of forest resources through the sustainable financing of industries impacting forests.
With detailed input from some of the world’s leading banks, forestry companies, certification bodies and NGOs, the Toolkit provides practical modules that will help at both corporate policy and individual company level.
PwC’s network of sustainability and international development experts work in this area with donors, international organisations, developing country governments, researchers and NGOs. We have been commissioned by the Department for International Development (DFID) to set up and manage the Climate and Development Knowledge Network – a £50m, five-year programme to provide over 60 of the world’s poorest countries with demand-led research, technical assistance and capacity building to support low-carbon and climate resilient policymaking.
In addition to managing large global programmes such as the Climate Network, we advise clients on development planning, engaging the private sector, climate and social finance (including the role of private finance), and monitoring, assurance and evaluation of adaptation and mitigation strategies, investments and programmes.
We were engaged to provide Local Fund Agent Services for a worldwide public-private partnership which channels funds to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the 3rd world and developing countries. Our role is to ensure that the funding granted to an NGO in Malaysia is managed and spent effectively on programs that achieve the intended impact.
PwC was engaged to help develop the strategy definition and implementation plan for a national sustainability programme for the hardcore poor aimed at promoting sustainable living. The plans also included funding options as well as possible structures for the involvement of government, businesses and other stakeholders.