Gabon deal shows rise of nature bond conversions
The Gabon blue bond is the third debt-for-nature deal of this type signed in the last year, boosting confidence these transactions can be scaled. Ahren Lester writes
Natural Capital Investment 2023 conference roundup
Environmental Finance's Natural Capital Investment 2023 conference returned to being in person this year as over 300 professionals met to discuss how nature and biodiversity are being integrated...
BSI readies natural capital accounting standard as investors seek impact 'baseline'
A forthcoming accounting standard for natural capital could help investors grappling with the problem of assigning a financial value to preservation and improvement of nature.
UBS-backed platform to help HNWIs support the SDGs
A platform has been launched to make it easier for high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and family offices to put their money into impact investments.
Conservation finance 'sees $8.2bn of private capital'
The private sector has committed $8.2 billion of capital into conservation investments between 2004 and 2015, a report has found, with "dramatic growth" coming in the last two years.
Connecting private capital to natural capital
A $300 billion natural capital funding gap can be met by creating products to suit institutional investors, argue Andrew Deutz and Marc Diaz
Water trading could be worth $13.4bn a year
A $13.4 billion-a-year water trading market could be set up to help alleviate some of the supply shortage problems that afflict many parts of the globe, according to new research.
Financing solutions for storm water run-off
Financing nature-based solutions, or green infrastructure, reduces the impact of storm water run-off in city streets around the world, argues Craig Holland
The world's first debt swap to protect oceans is 'model for conservation'
Africa's Seychelles has undertaken the "first ever debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate mitigation".
$2bn committed to conservation in US
Private companies were among a raft of organisations to announce more than $2 billion of investments to protect land, water and wildlife in the US.