Symposium   Amsterdam   
  Thu 29 Sep 2022 09:00 - 17:00

De Nederlandsche Bank and OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute are hosting a one-day conference on the relevance of biodiversity loss for the financial system and financial stability, and the role of public and private finance in the preservation of biodiversity. The loss of biodiversity is considered one of the greatest risks to society and the global economy, as it accelerates climate change and threatens the health of ecosystems that provide services to the economy. Policymakers are incorporating biodiversity loss in disclosure standards, while financial market participants increasingly focus on integrating biodiversity metrics into risk frameworks and investment decisions.

We have assembled leading figures from across the globe to discuss the role of public and private finance in the integration of biodiversity loss into the financial system and how to scale up investments into biodiversity conservation. The conference will provide insight into what public entities and central banks should do to enable the financial system to better account for biodiversity loss and how financial institutions can integrate biodiversity into their portfolio management. In addition, we will discuss policy options at hand and the importance of standardized disclosure frameworks, such as the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). As biodiversity loss requires rapid action, it is time for the financial sector to put a price on nature’s value. The window of opportunity is closing in, we need to act now.


François Villeroy de Galhau
Banque de France
Klaas Knot
De Nederlandsche Bank
Frank Elderson
Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board
European Central Bank
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
UN Assistant Secretary General & Executive Secretary
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

09:00-17:00 (The Netherlands)

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This discussion is part of the OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute. The SPI is a high level community which brings together central banks, sovereign funds, public pension funds, and their counterparts in asset management, banking and professional services to explore policy, regulatory and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes. See more information on OMFIF’s SPI here.

Please note that this in-person meeting will be held in Amsterdam. Further details regarding the venue will be made available to attendees shortly.

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