Natural Capital Services

We are committed to being your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of natural capital markets. With our end-to-end solutions, cutting-edge technology, and deep expertise, we empower our clients to unlock the full potential of biodiversity net gain. From strategic assessment and sourcing to transaction management and ongoing monitoring, our comprehensive approach ensures that your natural capital initiatives deliver measurable results and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Partnering for Success in Natural Capital Markets​

By choosing Terra Instinct as your natural capital services provider, you gain access to a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about driving positive change. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities presented by natural capital markets, and we are here to guide you every step of the way. Whether you are a developer seeking to offset your biodiversity impact, a landowner looking to monetize your natural assets, or an investor interested in the growing market for biodiversity net gain, Terra Instinct has the knowledge, tools, and network to help you achieve your goals.

Our Mission

We are driven to make natural capital markets work effectively and efficiently. We understand that the dynamic of natural capital comes with a unique set of risks, ranging from ecological uncertainties to legal and financial complexities. That’s why we have developed a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that guides our clients from origination through execution to monitoring and verification. By leveraging our strategic partnerships, we can lead agreements and assemble the right team of experts to ensure optimal outcomes for all stakeholders.


Strategic Assessment
Terra Exchange
Sourcing and Due Diligence
Due Diligence Reporting
Transaction Services
Monitoring and Verification

Strategic Assessment

Empowering Informed Decision-Making

Our strategic assessment services provide developers with the insights they need to make informed decisions about their natural capital requirements. By utilizing biodiversity metric tools, we accurately calculate the biodiversity units required for a given project, taking into account both current and future needs. Our high-level forecasting capabilities enable us to anticipate future unit requirements, ensuring that our clients are well-positioned to meet their long-term sustainability goals.

Introducing Terra Exchange

The Future of Biodiversity Net Gain Trading

Discover Terra Exchange! Our groundbreaking platform is revolutionizing biodiversity net gain trading. By harnessing the power of our automated matching engine, Terra Exchange matches buyers and sellers within seconds, optimizing habitat pricing to minimize costs.

Our system streamlines the complex variables involved in biodiversity net gain trading, simplifying regulatory compliance and catalyzing ecological restoration efforts. Whether used internally to assess large-scale units or by developers, buyers, and sellers interested in the broader market, Terra Exchange is the go-to platform for efficient and effective biodiversity net gain trading.

Sourcing and Due Diligence

Ensuring Optimal Landowner Selection

We pride ourselves on our ability to identify the most suitable landowners for our clients’ needs. With access to an extensive network of large-scale landowners and infrastructure operators, we can facilitate commercial arrangements that align with our clients’ objectives. Our rigorous due diligence process ensures that the selected landowner and their offer are fit for purpose. In cases where the desired units cannot be found through Terra Exchange, we conduct manual searches for suitable lands and develop targeted interventions to achieve the required biodiversity outcomes.

Due Diligence Reporting

Providing Transparency and Assurance

Transparency and assurance are key elements in natural capital transactions. That’s why we provide comprehensive due diligence reports to both buyers and Responsible Bodies, ensuring that all parties have the information they need to make informed decisions. While Responsible Bodies may require additional steps, such as site visits, to satisfy their internal governance requirements, our transaction services process ensures that all stakeholders are effectively managed throughout the due diligence phase.

Transaction Services

Navigating Complexity with Expertise

Executing a biodiversity net gain unit acquisition involves the coordination of multiple stakeholders, each with their own responsibilities and duties. Our transaction management team excels at navigating this complexity, providing the support and guidance needed to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

We have a strategic relationship with Responsible Bodies. We strongly advise landowners to use Conservation Covenants issued by DEFRA-authorized Responsible Bodies, or a Section 106 (S106) agreement issued by a Local Planning Authority (LPA), as this allows for a consistent and predictable process nationwide. Once all agreements are signed, we facilitate the registration of the units with Natural England, marking the successful completion of the transaction.

Monitoring and Verification

Ensuring Ongoing Compliance and Success

Our commitment to our clients extends beyond the initial transaction. We employ state-of-the-art remote sensing technology to verify the progression of habitat creation in line with the agreed-upon Habitat Management Monitoring Plan (HMMP). By adopting a risk-based approach, we can identify and address any discrepancies or deviations from the plan, ensuring that landowners remain compliant with their obligations. Our ongoing monitoring and reporting services provide peace of mind to all stakeholders, with high-risk sites receiving additional attention and recommendations for remedial action when necessary.

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Join us in making natural capital markets work for the benefit of businesses, communities, and the planet. Contact Terra Instinct today to learn more about how our natural capital services can help you thrive in the new era of sustainable development.