Plenary 4: How can UK institutional investors back government policy to mitigate the cost of biodiversity loss and damage to ecosystems?

A session by Harry Ashman, Helen Avery, James Hulse and Katie Leach
The Church Commissioners for England, Green Finance Institute, Global Canopy | Hindsight Consultancy and UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

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  • The UK government has announced it will spend at least £3bn of international climate finance on nature and biodiversity over the next five years.
  • What role can UK asset owners play to support this and why? Is lack of knowledge and data hindering them from taking the first steps? How are asset managers assisting them with this?
  • How can data companies help investors to assess the associated risks of biodiversity loss to their portfolios?
  • Are there transferrable climate-risk solutions and strategies that could be utilised in mitigating biodiversity loss?

  • Harry Ashman, Engagement Analyst, The Church Commissioners for England
  • Helen Avery, Head of Nature Programmes, Green Finance Institute
  • Katie Leach, Senior Programme Officer, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Moderator: James Hulse, Senior Advisor, Global Canopy and Founder, Hindsight Consultancy

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