Natural Capital Investment Americas 2023

25 September 2023, 2:00 PM BST

Convene • 117 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, United States



Chair’s welcoming remarks


Keynote address


Keynote panel: Natural capital investment across the Americas

  • How impactful can nature-based and biodiversity investments be?
  • What are the risks and opportunities?
  • How is anti-ESG sentiment impacting the discussion?
  • How are established players in timberland, water, carbon etc evolving with the focus on biodiversity?
  • How to integrate approaches across landscapes


Panel: The ‘need-to-knows’ for nature-related and biodiversity portfolio risks

  • How are different investor types approaching the topic of nature and biodiversity risks?
  • What conversations are taking place between asset owners and third-party asset managers?
  • How is biodiversity risk understood and measured? What are the data challenges and what solutions are data providers offering in this space?
  • How do you leverage data to invest in asset classes or reduce negative impacts?
  • How are credit rating agencies assessing water, flooding, droughts, wildfire risk for muni bonds and other asset classes?


Morning networking break

Carbon markets and nature-based solutions


Panel: Carbon markets – the latest developments

  • Integrity of voluntary carbon markets and building confidence
  • What methodologies and initiatives are being developed?
  • Is the media attention putting off investors and corporates?
  • How will sovereign REDD+ markets grow in importance as Article 6 evolves?


Panel: Project development and financing at scale

  • How are nature-based projects being developed at scale?
  • Creating investable deals and project pipeline development
  • What challenges are there and how have been overcome?
  • Working with investors and financial institutions to create mechanisms for financing
  • How can gaps in early-stage finance be bridged?
  • What project types are attracting the most interest from investors? What monetisation options are there?
  • What social and cultural impacts should also be taken into account?



Regulation and industry building initiatives


Panel: Regulation and reporting – what is coming down the track?

  • Are nature-related disclosures an inevitability?
  • TCFD to TNFD, SBTI to SBTN: what can investors expect as the focus shifts to nature-based dependencies and impacts?
  • How are corporates and investors reacting to the Global Biodiversity Framework?
  • How can nature-positive dependencies be measured and reported?
  • Is the Inflation Reduction Act driving capital in the US? What are the natural capital implications and impacts of the supply chain transformations that could occur?


Fireside chat: NA100+ and the power of nature-based engagement initiatives


Afternoon networking break

Innovation showcase


Case study: Blue bonds


Fireside chat: Biodiversity credits

  • What is the future for driving finance towards biodiversity restoration and expansion?
  • How do proposed biodiversity credits compare with the established mitigation banking market?
  • What standards are being developed and what is the methodology behind them?
  • How might they be financed and utilised? Will they fungible?
  • What are the opportunities for investors and corporates in this space?


Case study: Debt-for-nature swaps


Panel: Making an impact with blended finance

  • How are blended finance structures being created?
  • What different pools of capital can be aggregated?
  • How do you scale with integrity and impact in mind?


Chair’s closing remarks


Close of conference and networking drinks reception