Conservation Resources Wins Global Impact Fund Manager of the Year from Agri Investor Awards

Firm also wins Global Farmland Deal of the Year and Americas Farmland Deal of the Year for 2022 Global Awards

EXETER, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Conservation Resources, a leading impact investment manager focused on real assets, is pleased to announce it has won three awards from Agri Investor’s Global Awards competition. Conservation Resources was awarded Global Impact Fund Manager of the Year, Global Farmland Deal of the Year, and Americas Farmland Deal of the Year for its efforts in 2022.

Conservation Resources has been investing in real assets utilizing its unique impact strategies in an effort to optimize environmental and financial impact since its founding in 2004. “It’s a great time to be an investor in natural resources as we implement cutting edge initiatives in regenerative land management,” said Kent Gilges, Chief Conservation Officer of Conservation Resources. “Our newly established partnership with the Diffractive Managers Group allows us to scale these investments and generate lasting impact across our portfolio.”

Conservation Resources has closed numerous deals geared toward impact investing in natural capital assets over its nearly 20 years in business, including several of note this past year. For example, out of the 437,000 timberland acres the firm has purchased in Maine, over 300,000 have been permanently protected, including most recently a 35,000-acre block sold to the Trust for Public Land (TPL) in 2022. TPL intends to transfer the property to the newly created Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument to improve habitat connectivity and the outdoor recreation economy.

Also in 2022, Conservation Resources purchased a 700-acre certified organic permanent crop property in central Washington, for which it won the Farmland Deal of the Year awards. This acquisition is establishing over 60 acres of native pollinator habitat in partnership with Xerces Society, the leading invertebrate conservation nonprofit, along with the North Yakima Conservation District and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. As the largest pollinator block of its kind in the region, it will support native bees and other threatened beneficial insects.

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About Conservation Resources

Conservation Resources is an impact investment organization founded in 2004. The firm is focused on offering portfolios of natural resources with investments in complementary opportunities along the value chain of the assets we manage. We do so in a manner that seeks to provide above-market rates of return for our investors while optimizing environmental impact values. For more information, visit


Rex Carlin

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