Allens advises Great Barrier Reef Foundation on investment to protect reef biodiversity

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Allens has advised the Great Barrier Reef Foundation on a 10-year investment from the L’Oréal Fund for Nature Regeneration.

The investment will help fund the development of an innovative method of calculating the value of coral reef biodiversity, which is expected to stimulate a market for nature rehabilitation and spur additional funding to safeguard reef ecosystems. The project will be a global leader in the reef restoration industry and provide opportunities to investors looking to help safeguard and restore reef biodiversity from the growing impacts of climate change and other threats.

'We are really delighted to have helped the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to secure this critical investment. The transaction is a significant and innovative development in funding for nature repair and biodiversity preservation. We anticipate and look forward to seeing many more corporate investment and funding transactions in this increasingly important area,' said partner Lisa Zhou.

Allens legal team

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Lisa Zhou (Partner), Karla Fraser (Partner), Sally Page (Senior Associate), Yoni Baker (Senior Associate)