11th November, Amsterdam, Netherlands Boosting investments in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES). Nyenrode Business University, IUCN NL and ECNC host an international working conference which aims to contribute to the growth of the BES funds. Interesting funds will be explored.
Two main themes will be discussed:
Mature theme: how can the amount and size of investments in existing mature BES-financial products be increased?
Development theme: what can be done to stimulate the development of less mature biodiversity finance initiatives?
The conference aims to stimulate investments that support biodiversity conservation. Interesting investment opportunities will be presented to the participants. Through brainstorm and in-depth debate, participants are invited to identify and discuss dilemmas and obstacles. They will recommend on further action to foster development of these markets. http://www.nyenrode.nl/facultyandresearch/workingconference_CFS/Pages/Default.aspx
13th November, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Natural Value Initiative presents at the Triple Bottom Line Investment Conference. We will outline how the Ecosystem Services Benchmark enables investors to evaluate risks and opportunity management associated with company impacts and dependence on biodiversity and ecosystem services. http://www.tbliconference.com/europe-2009.html?entry=556&language=
20th November, London. UK. Biodiversity and ecosystem services impacts and dependence management within the food, beverage and tobacco sectors. The NVI will present the Ecosystem Services Benchmark and the results of its application to the food, beverage and tobacco sector. A panel of experts from the finance sector and food and beverage sectors will comment on the tool and the results, areas of common concern and weakness will be explored and recommendations for future action to address them developed. For further details contact email@example.com
The Natural Value Initiative is a collaboration developed and led by international conservation NGO Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Brazilian business school FGV, and the UNEP Finance Initiative. LEARN MORE