• Gabon deal shows rise of nature bond conversions

    16 August 2023

    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

    28 March 2023

    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'

    04 March 2021

    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

    19 November 2018

    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'

    12 January 2017

    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

    30 August 2016

    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

    23 August 2016

    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

    15 June 2016

    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'

    15 March 2016

    Africa's Seychelles has undertaken the "first ever debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate mitigation".

  • $2bn committed to conservation in US

    09 March 2016

    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.