Moving beyond climate: integrating biodiversity into financial markets

Moving beyond climate: integrating biodiversity into financial markets

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
Jeanne Stampe
Jeanne Stampe
Green Finance Resource Lead
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Harald Benink
Harald Benink
Full Professor
Department of Public Governance of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Tilburg University
Pablo Pacheco
Pablo Pacheco
Global Forests Lead Scientist
Saskia de Vries
Head of Department, Financial Stability, De Nederlandsche Bank;
Co-Chair of the NGFS Task Force on Nature-related risks, NGFS

Jean Pesme, Global Director Finance.
Jean Pesme
Global Director
Finance in the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation (FCI)
World Bank
David Craig
Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Irene Espinosa-Cantellano
Deputy Governor
Banco de México
Lidwin van Velden
Lidwin van Velden
CEO and Chair
Nederlandse Waterschapsbank & Sustainable Finance Platform
John Ploeg
John Ploeg
Principal and Co-Head of ESG Research
PGIM Fixed Income
Nick Robins
Nick Robins
Professor in Practice Sustainable Finance
Grantham Research Institute
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Claudia Kruse
Claudia Kruse
Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance
APG Asset Management
Olaf Sleijpen
Olaf Sleijpen
Member of the Executive Board
De Nederlandsche Bank

Simon Zadek, Chair, Finance for Biodiversity
Simon Zadek
Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) Initiative

09:00-17:00 (The Netherlands)

We have now reached capacity for in-person attendance and therefore will now only be accepting virtual attendance. 

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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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