Investing in Nature Panel Series
The planet is at a critical stage with the impact of climate change becoming evident. Increasingly, the parallel existential risk created by damage to Natural Capital and Biodiversity is attracting concern and focus.
There is little doubt, radical change is needed along with massive investment and analysis to consider and price the commonly ignored externality of nature’s destruction.
In November 2022, the Virtual Panel explored with experts covering key topics. We started by introducing key concepts and then went on to explore sustainable agriculture, the future of food and biodiversity.
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Nature Based Investment
Nature based investment remains a somewhat nascent field. But much great work is being done to measure, report, engage with and invest in companies and projects to mitigate risk and seek return.
In the first of our series, we raised key concepts; the link to climate risk, planetary boundaries, engagement and regulation and the developing world of carbon and nature-based credits.
Our presenters were Andy Howard, Global Head of Sustainable Investment at Schroders and Elizabeth O’Leary, Head of Agriculture and Natural Assets at Macquarie Asset Management. With panelists, David Vyravipillai of Railpen and Rob Gardner representing Rebalance Earth.
& the Future of Food
The global population has doubled in less than 50 years! The implications for hunger, land degradation, biodiversity, and the demand for protein from growing middle classes are all too apparent.
In this panel we explored the scale of the issue, the risks and the innovative techniques being put in place to put agriculture back on a sustainable trajectory to feed the world.
Our presenters included Peter Bachmann, Managing Director at Gresham House and Paul McMahon, co founder of SLM Partners
Our panelists were Matthew Scott of Mercer and Becky LeAnstey of the Environment Agency Pension Fund
Whilst human populations have ballooned, the same cannot be said for wildlife stocks which are estimated to have plummeted by 70% in 50 years.
Biodiversity has also been hammered with climate change, monoculture farming, deforestation and pollution all major causes. This has implications for natural carbon capture, pollination and sustainable food production. But great work is being done to invest in solution providers and engage for change.
In this panel, our presenters were portfolio managers’ Velislava Dimitrova of Fidelity and Alina Donets of Lombard Odier Investment Management. Our panellists were Leah Worrall of isio and Celine Legaspi of Redington