SDG Hive - Financing Nature and Biodiversity Workshop

SDG Hive - Financing Nature and Biodiversity Workshop

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RBS Business School

175 Glasgow Road


EH12 1HQ

United Kingdom

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SDG Hive | Financing Nature and Biodiversity Workshop | Ethical Finance Global 2022

About this event

Organised together with The Scottish Government , UNEP FI, UNDP, DEFRA, and Global Canopy, this workshop aims to build consensus and share best practice on changing the flow of finance from nature negative to nature positive. Contributing thought leaders include: Romie Goedicke (UNEP FI), Dr Victoria Loughlan (The Scottish Government) and Usha Rao-Monari (UNDP) amongst others.

The workshop is part of the SDG Hive, a series of workshops and power roundtables being held with industry experts and global leaders alongside our flagship Ethical Finance Global 2022 summit.

Opening Keynote:

Usha Rao-Monari, Under Secretary General and Associate Administrator, UNDP

Policy Frameworks and Standards

Dr Victoria Loughlan, Head of Green Finance Strategy and Coordination, The Scottish Government

Romie Goedicke, Project & Technical Manager Nature, UNEP FI


  • Implementation on commitment to establish a values-led high-integrity market for responsible investment in natural capital
  • Global Biodiversity Framework (COP15)
  • Taskforce on Nature- related Financial Disclosure

Global Nature Initiatives

Josh Brewer, Sustainable Finance Associate, Global Canopy


  • How data, tools and guidance can help the finance sector address nature risks, including exposure to deforestation
  • [TBC: Oceans]

Nature-based Investable Solutions (all)

Louise Heffernan, Head of Private Finance for Nature, DEFRA

Christoph Kutscher, CEO, Climate Asset Management

TBC: Space Intelligence

[TBC: NatWest Group / Climate Asset Management / Federated Hermes/ Real Wild Estates]

  • Incentivising private finance to contribute to nature
  • Financing Green: Big Nature Impact Fund, Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund, Natural Capital Investment Alliance, Revalue Nature