Conservation Finance: Investing in Nature
Tanja Havemann, Clarmondial
Nature is critical to human well-being but is being degraded and destroyed at an alarming rate. We urgently need to create and scale new funding channels that conserve and enhance these resources. Blended finance approaches are often key to this. This session explores different modalities for financing conservation, including debt and equity structures, and opportunities and challenges of engaging investors. The panel features perspectives from a conservation organization, seeking to mobilize resources for conservation, a PRI funder, leading bank, and a fund focused on equity and mezzanine financing for biodiversity and one focused on private credit and sustainable agriculture.
bank, biodiversity, blending, catalytic, climate, conservation, credit, ecosystems, environment, Equity, finance, funds, grant, green, impact, innovation, mezzanine, nature, PRIs, soil, water
Melissa Moye - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Tammy Newmark / Julia Santander - EcoEnterprises Fund Fabian Huwyler - Credit Suisse Camilla Seth - The Finance Hub Tanja Havemann - Clarmondial
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