Strategic Alliances

At Bluesource, we’re honored to align strategically with a variety of entities. From innovating in project development to engaging in marketplace and government policy conversations or providing project financing, our alliances help more strongly position us to be effective partners for our clients.

GEF Capital Partners

In 2018, GEF Capital Partners (GEF) made a strategic investment in Bluesource, allowing for expansion of the company’s products and services, and expediting project development. GEF is a private equity fund manager focused on companies that promote resource efficiency and positive environmental impact. With offices in the United States, Latin America and South Asia, GEF seeks financial returns in conjunction with the environmental, social and governance (ES&G) implications of its investments.

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Campbell Global

By aligning their expertise in timberland investment management and environmental assets, Campbell Global and Bluesource have created new opportunities and value for investors. The combined approach is the first large-scale partnership in the timberland investment management and environmental attributes markets. Both companies are pioneers in their fields. Campbell Global is a global investment manager focused on timberland, widely recognized as an authority on both forest management and timberland investing. Bluesource is a leader in developing and selling environmental attributes in North American markets with deep expertise in carbon sequestration.

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The Nature Conservancy

Working with the Nature Conservancy, we have created an innovative forest carbon offering for private landowners to advance forest conservation that puts the power of the market to work to protect forests and fight climate change.

In December, 2009, the Nature Conservancy launched Working Woodlands, a model forest conservation program that aims to protect forests and fight climate change. Through an alliance with Bluesource, the Working Woodlands program allows joint development of market-based incentives that reward landowners who demonstrate exceptional forest management practices.

Building on the Conservancy and Bluesource’s combined experience with land protection, forest certification and carbon finance, Working Woodlands uses an innovative combination of long-term working forest conservation agreements, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management certification, and carbon market payments to make conservation a more attractive proposition for landowners with no out-of-pocket costs.

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International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Bluesource is a longstanding member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). IETA works to meet the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and ultimately climate protection to establish an effective market-based trading system for GHG emissions by businesses that are demonstrably fair, open, efficient, accountable and consistent across national boundaries. The IETA has a goal of developing an active, global GHG market, consistent across national boundaries and involving all flexibility mechanisms as well as creating the Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation and Emissions Trading.

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North American Carbon Capture & Storage Association (NACCSA)

Bluesource is a founding member of the North American Carbon Capture and Storage Association (NACCSA). This association is dedicated to informing individuals, corporations and government parties about the practice of CCS, reviewing and responding to regulatory and legislative actions involving CCS and developing expert support for legislative actions involving CCS.

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Verified Emission Reduction Association (VERA)

VERA, was formed in 2016 with the intent to provide the real-world facts surrounding California’s current offset program under AB 32, and to ensure a continued role for offsets in a post-2020 California carbon reduction program. The group was formed from professionals working to achieve real emission reductions on behalf of the State of California—a state that stands at the forefront of emission reduction technologies and innovation, due in no small part to the vibrant carbon offset program it has created.

Compliance-grade offsets have proven to be a key policy mechanism that achieves numerous complementary and critical greenhouse gas policy goals. From equipment manufacturers producing advanced engineering and monitoring technologies to providers of robust verification services, offset programs are capable of creating jobs with specialized skills and local revenue—benefits that are strongly demonstrated by California’s carbon reduction program.

Pacific Forest Trust (PFT)

Bluesource has created a strategic alliance with Pacific Forest Trust to assist land trusts and private landowners in bringing high quality forest carbon projects to market.

Since 1993, the Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) has been dedicated to conserving and sustaining America’s vital, productive forest landscapes. Working with forest owners, communities and an array of partners, PFT advances innovative, incentive-based strategies to safeguard our nation’s diverse forests. In so doing, PFT is ensuring forests continue to provide people everywhere — from rural communities to urban centers— with a wealth of benefits, including clean water, sustainably harvested wood, green jobs, wildlife habitat and a livable climate.

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Texas Carbon Capture & Storage Association (TXCCSA)

The mission of the Texas Carbon Capture and Storage Association (TXCCSA) is to represent the interest of members in the business of CCS and influence the development of CCS policy in Texas. TXCCSA advocates for market-based laws, regulations (where appropriate,) program designs and incentives that promote clean energy and energy independence by increasing environmentally responsible domestic fuel production in Texas. Bluesource is a founding member of TXCCSA.

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