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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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