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Impactful investments with healthy returns

As the nature-based market has grown exponentially in recent years, we offer investors a unique opportunity to tap into it. DGB's green bonds are the perfect combination of smart investing and meaningful impact. Learn more about our green bonds with a sustainable return of 8% per year.

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Why should you invest in our projects?

Receive financial returns through
social and environmental impact


10 million hectares

A third of the Earth’s surface is covered by forests. This number is steadily declining as approximately 10 million hectares are deforested annually.

48% of species

Scientists estimate that 48% of animal species are currently experiencing population declines, and 21% of plant species are threatened by extinction

1+ billion people

More than a billion people rely on forests for their livelihoods and are affected by deforestation. More than 2.4 billion people use wood-based energy for cooking.

Long-term capital appreciation for shareholders

DGB sources, develops, and manages a diversified portfolio of large-scale nature-based projects. We invest in sustainable nature-based solutions, building an attractive portfolio that combines income yield and capital appreciation. These projects generate carbon and biodiversity credits that help companies reach net zero and invest in nature. Our projects are verified by independent third-party auditors and develop both long-term capital appreciation and an attractive and sustainable income yield.

A sustainable and diversified portfolio

We combine capital appreciation with income yield in a sustainable and diversified portfolio to deliver long-term real returns to our shareholders.

Social impact with financial returns

Alongside generating attractive returns, green investing significantly impacts the local economies surrounding our nature-based projects.

Good for the planet and your portfolio

Why should you invest in green bonds from DGB Group?

"Our vision is to be a leading high-impact investor in sustainably managed forests by providing competitive real investment returns for our shareholders combined with positive social impact. Investing in nature has proven an attractive alternative asset for long-term investors, as it provides the opportunity to benefit from the value of a naturally growing commodity and the security of ownership of the underlying land. This allows for an income stream from carbon credits from the forest long-term capital appreciation in a sustainable and tax-efficient manner."

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Selwyn Duijvestijn
Chief Executive Officer

"Carbon credits, the permissions to emit carbon and other greenhouse gases, have been one of the best-performing commodities over the past five years. European carbon prices reached an all-time high in 2023. Many think prices can still go higher. As these benefits become more recognised and valued, they are seen by investors as financial returns that outperform investments in traditional companies. Nature-based solutions are sustainable real assets that both diversify an investment portfolio and provide exposure to forestry and underlying land value growth opportunities."

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Thomas Donia
Director of Operations

Our global projects


million trees being planted


hectares of country scouted


million tonnes of CO₂ to be captured


jobs being created


efficient cookstoves to be distributed

Invest in a sustainable future. 8% return on your impact investment.

Social and financial investments

How do projects get verified?

As the largest Dutch project developer of nature-based solutions, DGB offers attractive long-term returns through a combination of our extensive expertise and the robust underlying characteristics of our assets. Our premium-quality nature-based projects are all independently verified. 


Feasibility study

A team of ecologists and biologists run a feasibility study on the land.


Project design

Project managers design the project and set up the scope and timelines.


Verra verification

We submit the project plan to Verra for verification.


Sell credits

The carbon offset is verified and sold through carbon credits.

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Participate in our projects for a sustainable future

DGB is a large-scale nature-based project developer specialising in restoring nature. Our projects restore, protect, and conserve ecosystems and biodiversity in order to achieve our goal of helping nature flourish and prosper. Our projects also provide many socio-economic benefits to communities.  We create economically viable solutions and offer you the opportunity to participate in these projects.

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Frequently asked questions

1- How high is the impact of these projects and how is their impact measured?

Our projects in Sub Saharan East and West Africa can create the highest impact and therefore generate high quality offsets for investors. There is potential to scale up substantially for both Kenya and Cameroon projects for which we have secured the land. They can also generate exaggerated social impact per dollar invested due to the low development base and lack of available capital. The long standing relationship we have established with local partners in those regions, ensures the sustainability of the impact generated and the strength of returns. Impact is measured based on additionality of the projects, as if what would have happened if such projects didn’t take place.

2- How nature conservation projects make an impact on people’s life in local communities?

We work on a revenue sharing basis with the local communities and by planting fruit trees alongside native species, we create a source of revenue for them. Our nature based projects also create jobs for the locals and provide training for them by fostering a strong relationship with them and the local partners.

3- What are the risks associated with the projects (country risk etc.) and how we manage them?

We establish a go-no go framework with the technical team from the start of a project when we decide on the work undertaken. This planning document provides all the potential threats and risks that we may encounter throughout the project. And action scenarios based on these, are determined with all our stakeholders and included in the framework. This ensures all the potential risks are identified and managed accordingly. Risk Management and monitoring are a critical part of the process we follow to ensure the ongoing success of the projects.

4- What is a typical investment structure per each project?

We provide flexibility on how we structure the investment and have identified 3 main structures as per investor’s interest:

1. Offtake Agreement on the carbon credits
2. Investment in a SPV at project - level
3. Investment on Group - level - Convertible green bonds.

5- What exactly is CO₂ offsetting?

Individuals and companies worldwide are recognising the importance of reducing their carbon emissions. As a result, many are reducing their carbon footprint through energy efficiency and other measures. However, it is impossible to achieve net zero by only reducing your carbon footprint. There is a need for a flexible and scalable mechanism to achieve these ambitious goals. This is where carbon dioxide (CO2) offsetting comes in. It is a way to give back to nature, Carbon credits allow entities to neutralise their emissions through nature-based solutions. It can be focused around reforestation, afforestation, ecosystem restoration, and other projects that directly affect nature, communities, and wildlife. Companies and individuals are keen to contribute to the environment. Carbon and biodiversity credits help individuals and companies turn their values into a tangible action plan and give back to nature at scale. While there is interest from a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) point of view in contributing to nature conservation, this interest has increased over the past years due to the need to reduce and offset carbon emissions. CO2 compensation is done either on a mandatory or voluntary basis for CSR and public relations

6- How does DGB Group verify its carbon credits?

DGB Group verifies its carbon dioxide (CO2) credits according to Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) methods. The VCS programme is the world's most widely used voluntary carbon-offset programme. Nearly 1,700 certified VCS projects have collectively reduced or removed more than 630 million tonnes of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.

Projects developed under the VCS programme must pass a rigorous review process to be certified. VCS projects cover many sectors, including renewable energy, such as wind and hydropower projects, forestry, deforestation prevention, and others. 

The VCS standard specifies the rules and requirements that all projects must meet to be certified. In addition, all VCS projects are subject to desk and field audits by qualified independent third parties and Verra personnel to ensure standards are met and methodologies are correctly applied.

Projects are assessed against a technically sound greenhouse gas emission reduction quantification method specific to that project type.

We also very certain projects according to the Gold Standard, ensuring the project is executed with the highest standards. This guarantees that the project is transparent and verifiable, demonstrates real outcomes, and has positive social and environmental impacts.

7- How does DGB Group ensure that a project has an impact?

We check all our projects for additionality, sustainability, and non-leakage. Additionality: Additionality requires the forest project to sequester more carbon dioxide (CO2) than in a 'business as usual' scenario. The project must demonstrate that the carbon sequestration would not have happened without the development of the specific offsetting project. Sustainability: Sustainability requires that CO2 removal improvements be maintained for up to 100 years. To demonstrate sustainability, each project must undergo external verification of inventory reports and a site visit every six years during the project life (±25 years). Non-leakage: Leakage from carbon offset projects occurs when the reduction of CO2 in one area results in an unintended increase in CO2 emissions in another location. Project managers must demonstrate that their project does not cause excessive leakage, essentially wiping out the increase in CO2 removal from their project.

8- What is voluntary CO₂ offsetting?

The voluntary markets are the general name for all voluntary verified carbon emission reduction offsets. The main objective for acquiring Verified Emission Reduction (VER) credits is to neutralise your carbon footprint, mainly motivated by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and public relations. The Voluntary Carbon Market allows private investors, governments, non-governmental organisations, and businesses to purchase carbon credits to offset their emissions voluntarily and invest in nature. Companies can purchase carbon offsets from verified suppliers to neutralise their environmental impact.

9- What do analysts say about the future size of the voluntary carbon market?

As efforts increase to make the global economy carbon neutral, the demand for voluntary carbon offsets could continue to rise. Based on the stated demand for carbon credits and demand forecasts from experts researched by the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM), McKinsey & Company estimates that the annual global demand for carbon credits could reach as much as 1.5 to 2.0 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (GtCO2) in 2030 and 7 to 13 GtCO2 in 2050.

Depending on different price scenarios and their underlying drivers, the market size in 2030 could be between $5 billion and $30 billion on the low side and over $50 billion on the high side. while the primary market of the voluntary carbon offsetting market is expected to be worth up to €100 billion by 2030.

The TSVCM, sponsored by the Institute of International Finance (IIF), estimates that the demand for carbon credits could increase by a factor of 15 or more by 2030 and by a factor of 100 by 2050.

10- What is the price for CO₂ credits on the voluntary CO₂ market?

The price of a carbon credit differs per type of CO2 offset and changes depending on the underlying projects. The most important factors in determining the price of a carbon credit are:

  • Type of project (afforestation/reforestation, avoided conversion, or improved forest management).
  • Project vintage (the year of compensation).
  • Additionality (Additionality requires the forest project to sequester more CO2 than in a 'business as usual' scenario. The project must demonstrate that the CO2 sequestration would not have happened without the development of the specific offsetting project.)
  • Project location.
  • Community aspects.
  • Biodiversity aspects. 
  • Demand and supply.
  • Various other factors can also affect the price.
Credits from nature-based projects are generally more desirable and fetch higher prices due to the many environmental and socio-economic benefits they provide in addition to carbon mitigation.

11- Which companies offset their CO₂ emissions through voluntary CO₂ credits?

We invite companies and organisations worldwide to take joint action in protecting and restoring nature, biodiversity, and ecosystems. We are confident that the highest impact is created only when we work together for a safe and healthy planet for generations to come. Below we've outlined some of the great case studies about companies that invested in nature and offset their carbon emissions through the voluntary carbon market: 

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