Bending the curve on our current biodiversity crisis is key to sustainable land use and a healthy planet. In doing so, the private sector will play a crucial role and it must invest on biodiversity. Measuring impact from those investments requires that there are agreed upon methodologies and terminology to familiarize the financial sector with biodiversity in support of higher commitment to action.
This Digital Summit will follow up on and discuss the outcomes of the upcoming GLF Luxembourg on 30th November. This conference on Sustainable Finance will tackle key questions such as, “How should positive impacts on biodiversity be defined? Can reducing negative impacts on biodiversity be considered as a positive impact? How should financial institutions’ s report on these impacts and how to reach a ‘net-positive-gain’? Furthermore, what baseline should be used to measure impact, a pristine situation or a situation which operates within the planetary boundaries?”
To broaden this conversation, experts on the field will share insights on how to Measure the Impact of Investments on Biodiversity and will use this Digital Summit to open the debate to a broader audience informing the way ahead.
Up for discussion will be the next steps ahead:
- How to deal with certification in impact investment?
- Who monitors biodiversity in landscape projects?
- What are business case examples that could be provided to financials?
- What for the investment period does landscape restoration require?
- Caroline van Leenders, Process Manager Greening the Financial System at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands
- Wijnand Broer, Partner at CREM
- David Alvarez, Executive Director at Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad
- Anna Krotova,Manager – Standards at GRI