29 June 2021
Environmental Finance has launched a dedicated, monthly news alert that will aggregate its coverage of natural capital investment considerations, including themes such as water, oceans, forestry, sustainable land use, agriculture and biodiversity risks and opportunities.
This is in addition to the Natural Capital channel that was launched in October 2020. Both the dedicated channel and the monthly alert will allow all subscribers to easily find content related to natural capital investment themes.
With the recent launch of the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) taking place in October and the Covid-19 pandemic highlighting society's precarious relationship with nature, biodiversity and nature-based risks and opportunities are becoming an increasingly important part of the sustainability conversation.
Environmental Finance aims to continue to be the leading source of news and analysis on this rapidly emerging area of focus.
Keep an eye out for the alert on the last Thursday of every month. Take a free trial to Environmental Finance to be automatically added to the mailing list for the alert.
Meanwhile, here some highlights from the past month:
- Mirova invests in Belize marine protection: Mirova has helped fund a $1.2 million blended finance facility to improve the management of Belize's marine protected areas and contribute to its blue economy;
- BSI launches standard for 'natural capital accounting: The British Standards Institution (BSI) has issued its first standard "to help organisations measure the extent and value of their impacts, positive and negative, on nature";
- Mapping the depletion of natural capital: As nature's stocks of renewable and non-renewable resources is depleted, so too are the benefits that nature contributes to people. Aware of the impact of this natural capital depletion on businesses and their portfolios, investors are increasingly paying attention to nature loss;
- Q&A with David Craig, co-chair of the TNFD: The goal of the TNFD is to ensure that nature-related costs and risks are factored into financial flows, and that money is redirected to be nature positive, Craig tells Michael Hurley;
- Nature goes mainstream - Welcome the TNFD: Today's launch of the TNFD is an important step towards ensuring financial flows are redirected to make a positive contribution to nature, writes Simon Zadek
Environmental Finance is also running a series of virtual Thematic Briefing Afternoons on this space, with the next one covering Water risk and investment opportunities on 6 July 2021. You can watch our previous briefing afternoons on Biodiversity in May and Oceans and the Blue Economy in June on demand, as well as all of the content from our Natural Capital Investment Conference in March, by registering to attend.