With twenty-eight years of successful institutional work, Profonanpe has established itself as the most important private environmental fund in Peru. Since its founding, it has been characterized as an institution specialized in creating, developing and implementing innovative processes in administrative and fund management, participatory management and involvement of private companies.
Profonanpe’s experience has allowed it to validate the fundamental aspects of its institutional design. Its beginnings date back to obtaining seed capital that was oriented towards both institutional support and financing conservation activities in natural protected areas. This design has also allowed the government and its international allies to commit resources through the negotiation of debt-for-nature swaps. It is also the first organization of its kind to have a design adapted to the administration of trust funds.