Finance for natural capital – last chance to have your say

Channels: Investors, Markets

Companies: The Nature Conservancy

A major survey about the risks and opportunities facing private-sector investors in natural capital projects ends tomorrow (31 August).

Readers of Environmental Finance can participate by clicking here.

The survey forms part of a study to establish the current scale of investments in natural capital, preferred investment channels, future trends and perceived obstacles to greater investment. It is being conducted by Environmental Finance in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

Natural capital is defined as the world's stock of natural assets, including air, water, soil, forests and living creatures, from which humans derive a wide range of ecosystem services.

The survey coincides with the Australian government reporting a marked deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef, political rows about deforestation of the Amazon region and a UN warning about the impact of climate change and water scarcity on the agriculture industry

The results of the survey – which should take no more than five minutes to complete – will feed into a report that will be officially released at the upcoming Natural Capital Investment conference on 25 November.

To have your say, please click here.

Graham Cooper