About Environment Bank
The Environment Bank is a private company working to broker biodiversity compensation agreements for developers and landowners.
As an impartial adviser, we calculate the environmental impact of development proposals using approved Government metrics. Our ecological experts then match a developer’s compensation requirement with sites put forward by landowners and conservationists who have conservation credits available to sell. Credits are sold in exchange for the creation or enhancement of habitats, generating biodiversity gain.
Please note that Environment Bank is not a ‘habitat bank’, we are a compensation brokering and consultation company – we do not own or manage land, our role is to register potential receptor sites and to match them to the needs of developers and local planning authorities – the right type of site, of the right size, in the right place, at the right time, for the right cost.
And if we do not have a suitable site already registered, we can actively and efficiently search for land using our partners (such as AB Sustain), or facilitate an compensation arrangement on land already owned by a developer or even the planning authority.
Thereafter, our legal and fiscal systems assure planning authorities that such biodiversity compensation measures have been arranged independently and delivery will be overseen and guaranteed in the long-term.
What we do
Like any business agreement that involves multiple parties and a financial exchange, independent brokers are the best way to remove conflicts of interest. Extensive and international experience in biodiversity compensation allows us to provide an objective service to landowners, developers and Local Planning Authorities when they come together to negotiate compensation for environmental impacts. We;
1. calculate impacts/compensation requirements for developers using a government metric
2. calculate the number of conservation credits available for sale at potential receptor sites
3. broker conservation credits via our registry
4. facilitate conservation credit sales, backed by legal agreements
5. arrange monitoring and long-term delivery of biodiversity management plans.
We are also involved in finding compensation land for developments where the biodiversity metric may not been applied and in the development of other eco-markets, such as carbon or water credits.