Key Carbon finances and supports some of the leading developers of high-quality carbon projects.

Founded in 2021 as Carbon Neutral Royalty and rebranded as Key Carbon in 2023, we are a permanent capital vehicle building a large, diversified portfolio of high-integrity carbon credit streams and royalties. Corporates and other entities can purchase our Voluntary Carbon Credits to help them achieve their climate and sustainability goals. Our aim is to help combat climate change while also improving local biodiversity, soil health, water quality and benefitting vulnerable communities.

Without a transparent, high-integrity voluntary carbon market that functions at scale, we won’t stay within 1.5 degrees.
Annette Nazareth

Chair of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)

How we Select our Partners and Projects

Our unique approach to partner and project selection reflects our four key values: Impact Focused, Rigorous, Relationship-Driven and Pioneering.

With our analytical approach and stringent criteria for filtering investment opportunities, Key Carbon has differentiated itself from other market participants, and in the process managed to finance and build a portfolio of high-quality present and future assets that will play a crucial role in combatting the global climate crisis.

We fund and support projects at any stage from early-stage developments which may one day generate carbon credits, to existing carbon streams.

01. Category Selection

We begin by selecting carbon credit categories to invest in following an in-depth, multicriteria analysis that considers the investment returns, the magnitude of climate impact, and the broader social and environmental benefits.

02. Developer Selection

We then identify the most attractive project developers to partner with in those categories, based on their market position, economics and track record of impact and integrity.

03. Partnerships

We work with them to develop mutually beneficial partnership agreements, often using innovative legal and accounting structures.

04. Project Selection

We only finance projects where we are confident of the true lasting environmental and social impact. Using our in-house carbon and sustainability expertise, we carefully analyse the project using remote sensing, GIS technology, site visits and other diligence tools.