With the development of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures and acknowledgement that ecological impacts must also be factored in to mitigate climate change, biodiversity is increasingly on the agendas of financial institutions.

This panel discussion in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature examines how the financial sector should integrate biodiversity considerations into their investments, including how to create products to hedge against nature-related and biodiversity risk. Speakers will also touch upon the latest developments in sustainable bonds, risks and opportunities in biodiversity and strategies for how to integrate it into disclosure and risk frameworks.

Simon Zadek, Chair, Finance for Biodiversity Initiative
Géraldine Ang, Senior Policy Analyst, Green Finance and Investment, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
John Ploeg, CFA, Vice President and ESG Specialist, PGIM Fixed Income
Thomas Vellacott, CEO, WWF Switzerland
Emily McKenzie, Technical Director, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures
Jean Boissinot, Head of Secretariat, Network for Greening the Financial System, Banque de France

Moderated by Emma McGarthy, Head, Sustainability Policy Institute

Recorded on 27/01/2022

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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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