Forest Trends’ programmatic initiatives employ three fundamental approaches which have marked Forest Trends’ work since its founding. They are:
- Providing transparent information on ecosystem values, finance, and markets through knowledge acquisition, analysis, and dissemination;
- Convening diverse coalitions, partners, and communities of practice to promote environmental values and advance development of new markets and payment mechanisms;
- Demonstrating successful tools, standards, and models of innovative finance for conservation.
Forest Trends carries out its work through eight initiatives, which pursue common overarching strategic focal areas laid out in Forest Trends’ Strategic Plan.