Natural Capital

  • Dutch pension firms invest $160m into NBS strategy

    22 May 2024

    Three Dutch pension providers have collectively invested DKK1.1 billion ($160 million) into the latest fund from nature-based solutions firm Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP).

  • Farmers need access to sustainable debt for nature-based solutions, says CBI

    22 May 2024

    Farmers need better access to sustainable debt and "innovative financing solutions" to help scale up nature-based solutions, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).

  • Low Carbon launches AI biodiversity monitoring for solar farms

    22 May 2024

    Renewable energy firm Low Carbon and Lancaster University have launched a "pioneering" study of the impact of solar farms on nature in the UK.

  • Regen ag investors grow AUM by 40%

    22 May 2024

    Regenerative agriculture investor SLM Partners have released their first Taskforce for Nature-related Financial disclosures-aligned report, revealing that it has grown assets under management by 40% in the past year to $610 million.

  • "Pivotal moment in time" for regenerative agriculture

    22 May 2024

    Soaring costs of "conventional" agriculture offers a key opportunity for regenerative agriculture investments, Agriculture Capital has told an Environmental Finance conference.

  • Gresham House urges UK government to "provide reassurance" on biodiversity net gain

    20 May 2024

    Gresham House has called on the UK government to provide further reassurance on the implementation of the Biodiversity Net Gain legislation, to help scale up private-sector involvement.

  • 'Investors should require environmental profit and loss statement'

    20 May 2024

    Investors should require their portfolio companies to provide an environmental profit and loss statement to help better articulate the "hidden cost" of nature, Paula DiPerna has told Environmental Finance.

  • Biodiversity resolution sees muted support at Home Depot

    20 May 2024

    A resolution urging retail giant Home Depot to carry out a biodiversity risk assessment received 16% investor support at last week's AGM, which filer Domini Impact Investments said signals there is "more work to be done".

  • UK public spending watchdog highlights risk of biodiversity net gain scheme

    17 May 2024

    A report by the UK's National Audit Office has highlighted risks to the long-term effectiveness of the government's biodiversity 'net gain' scheme in England.

  • G20 needs to step up on biodiversity and back TNFD, says GFANZ's Ravenel

    17 May 2024

    The G20 needs to take a lead on addressing biodiversity loss, a representative of a major investor coalition has argued.

  • AIGCC report helps investors manage nature-related risks

    14 May 2024

    The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) has published its report on how investors can effectively manage nature-related risks.

  • Market still seeking the language of nature investments, say Nuveen

    13 May 2024

    Further work needs to be done to better articulate why investors should invest in nature, an Environmental Finance conference has heard, with financial institutions calling for more consistent language and data.

  • Octopus launches natural capital strategy

    13 May 2024

    Octopus Investments has launched a natural capital strategy focused on offsetting carbon emissions via UK land-based assets.

  • European Commission urged to 'scale up' biodiversity credit market

    10 May 2024

    An EU sustainable finance expert group has urged the European Commission to help scale up the biodiversity credit market but warned that it will still "come with limitations".

  • EDF urges scaling-up of 'Payment for Ecosystem Services' instruments

    10 May 2024

    The Environmental Defense Fund has called for a further scaling up of 'Payment for Ecosystem Services' (PES) system to help boost nature-related disaster preparedness, particularly for developing countries.

Biodiversity Insight 2024