This panel will examine the tools needed for establishing biodiversity metrics for ecological transition. Key points of the discussion will include how to create a product to hedge against nature-related and biodiversity risk, and the role of bonds and central banks in establishing monetary policies that consider biodiversity.

Panellists:
Katie Kedward, Policy Fellow, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
David McNeil, Director, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings
Simon Zadek, Chair, Finance for Biodiversity
Qingfeng Zhang, Chief, Rural Development and Food Security Thematic Group, ADB

Moderated by Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief Economist and Director of Research, OMFIF

Recorded on 26/06/21

This virtual 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.

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