Natural Capital ‘Lunch and Learn’ Webinar Series

Natural Capital ‘Lunch and Learn’ Webinar Series

A webinar series showcasing best practices, solutions, and innovation in nature-positive investing and nature-based solutions.

The publication of the Dasgupta Review this year reaffirmed the dependency of the global economy on healthy ecosystems, and highlighted the role of the financial sector in directing the flow of capital towards supporting the preservation and restoration of nature. Ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Pollination and the Green Finance Institute are gathering the finance sector to discuss best practices, action and emerging ideas, on how to protect our natural capital and invest and finance nature-positive outcomes.

The series will be a collection of “Practitioner” webinars and will be free to all attendees. Webinars will run from 13:00-14:00 BST on the designated days. To register as an attendee for the webinar series please click here.

 

TUESDAY, 15TH JUNE, 13:00-14:00 BST

Day 1: Risk (Assessing and Measuring Nature-Related Risk)

Hosted by Pollination

Assessing and measuring nature-related dependencies and impacts

Topics: Assessment and measurement methods:

  • Pollination Ecosystem Rating Index
  • Capitals coalition / TRASE / ENCORE
  • Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF)

Speakers

  • Yasmina Elshafei, Executive Director, Pollination
  • Katie Leach, Senior Programme Officer, UNEP-WCMC
  • Roel Nozeman, Senior Advisor Biodiversity, ASN Bank
  • Robert-Alexander Poujade, ESG Analyst, BNP Paribas

 

WEDNESDAY, 16TH JUNE – 13:00-14:00 BST

Day 2: Opportunity (Realizing Opportunity and Mobilising Capital)

Hosted by Natural Capital Investment Alliance

Realising opportunity and mobilising capital

Topics

  • Moving from risk to opportunities
  • Natural Capital as an investment theme for new and existing asset classes
  • Concrete investment ideas and products
  • Natural Capital Investment Alliance (NCIA)

Speakers

  • Martin Berg, Head of Natural Capital Impact Strategy, HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management
  • Alina Donets, Lead Portfolio Manager, Lombard Odier Investment Managers
  • Eoin Murray, Head of Investment, International at Federated Hermes
  • Gautier Quéru, Investment Director, Land Degradation Neutrality Fund at Mirova

 

THURSDAY, 17TH JUNE – 13:00-14:00 BST

Day 3: Growth (Using public capital to catalyse private sector finance)

Hosted by the Green Finance Institute

Using public capital to catalyse private sector finance

Topics: Innovative structures to catalyse private finance:

  • The role of guarantees
  • Philanthropic funding as first loss
  • Governments as pipeline developers
  • Green banks and co-investment

Speakers

  • Elvira Lefting, Managing Director, Finance in Motion
  • Radha Kuppalli, Managing Director, New Forests
  • James Mansfield, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Finance Earth
  • David Ritchie, Head of Partnerships and Engagement, Scottish National Investment Bank

 

To register as an attendee for the webinar series, please click here. 

The Green Finance Institute has launched the Dasgupta Review: A Pathway for Action for the Financial Sector, a set of 12 recommendations developed in partnership with the finance industry in response to the findings of the Dasgupta Review. The report includes case studies and examples of how financial sector firms have turned these recommendations into action. Two recommendations outline measures governments can take to accelerate the mobilisation of private capital away from nature-negative outcomes, towards nature-positive activities. We have also launched a supplementary report, Can Commodity-Based Certification Support the Financial Sector to Become Biodiversity Friendly?