Further Reading

January 2021

The Little Book of Investing in Nature

The Little Book of Investing in Nature provides an essential overview of the area of biodiversity finance at a time when governments and international negotiators are urgently seeking pragmatic solutions for the twin crises of climate change and the loss of nature.

In 2021 it was a winner of the FT How we Teach This Recognition Award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance Education for Teaching Materials Most Informed by Recent Developments.

The Little Book of Investing in Nature is available in EnglishFrenchIndonesianMandarin and Spanish.

For a quick insight into The Little Book, read the summary, now available in EnglishFrenchIndonesian and Spanish.

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May 2021

A Market Review of Nature-Based Solutions

Commissioned by the Green Purposes Company, Finance Earth, a specialist environmental impact investment adviser and fund manager, conducted a global review of investments into nature-based solutions (‘NbS’).

This report refers to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (‘IUCN’) definition, one of the most globally recognised, which defines NbS as actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.

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December 2022

Investing in the Planet’s Safety Net: Biodiversity Finance Stories from the Field

Biodiversity finance solutions have the potential to unlock a better future for people and the planet, but they can only work when partners from all levels come together. This collection of 11 stories demonstrates the power and sheer variety of biodiversity finance solutions being implemented across the world.

Each story, authored by a partner working alongside UNDP-BIOFIN, offers an insight into how biodiversity finance solutions help put us on a path to a nature-positive future. From community leaders to mayors, from national park Directors to government partners, the authors speak to the power of biodiversity finance solutions and how they are protect and restore nature while also boosting economies more sustainably.

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December 2022

When finance talks nature

Sustainable finance taxonomies – a common language to shift finance towards nature-positive investments

A new WWF report, When Finance Talks Nature, reveals that while a growing number of countries are developing government-led sustainable finance investment frameworks, the majority of these fail to adequately address nature loss.

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December 2022

Act Now! The why and how of biodiversity integration by financial institutions

The Guide on biodiversity integration by financial institutions was launched during a side event at the UN CBD COP15 on 11 December 2022. It was created by members of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation’s Impact Assessment working group. The guide provides financial institutions with practical guidance on how to integrate biodiversity into their financing activities and decision-making, including how to start measuring impact and setting targets.

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Write a short paragraph about why you think financial institutions should care about nature and biodiversity. Can you think of reasons other than those mentioned so far?

Please submit this below in the assignment section (.docx, .odt, .txt.).

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