New FfB Pledge signatories during European Business & Nature Summit

We will welcome new signatories to the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge during the High-Level Closing Panel of the European Business & Nature Summit (EBNS) on 1 December, 11.45-13.00 CET. Joining the Pledge for this round is still possible – the deadline for interested financial institutions to sign up is 19 November. Next to the celebration, this two-day virtual summit will host several interesting (online) sessions on finance, risk, metrics, and biodiversity.


The program consists of a mix of high-level plenary sessions and in-depth thematic parallel sessions with speakers from the FfB Foundation members. Three of the thematic sessions are of particular interest for the financial sector:

  • 30 November, 13:30-15:00 CET – ‘Integrating and managing biodiversity risks in the insurance sector’
  • 1 December, 10:30-11:30 CET – ‘Aligning metrics and tools to drive business contributions to a nature-positive world’
  • 1 December, 10:30-11:30 CET – ‘Biodiversity loss and financial instability: sharing experience and insights with financiers and supervisors’

Register here to join the European Business & Nature Summit (EBNS)


Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President of the European Commission) is among the confirmed speakers for the Opening Plenary. For the Closing Plenary, confirmed speakers include Virginijus Sinkevičius (EU Commissioner Environment, Oceans and Fisheries), Laurent Burelle, (Chairman Afep and CEO Plastic Omnium) and Claire Tutenuit (Managing Director, Entreprises pour l’environnement).


The European Business & Nature Summit (EBNS) is a high-level political and technical forum facilitating dialogue between business leaders and policymakers. It will take place on 30 November and 1 December. The event is initiated by the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform of the European Commission and organised in cooperation with partner organisations. It targets businesses, financial institutions, and representatives of the public sector, as well as academics and NGOs interested in business action for biodiversity.

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