We need to talk about biodiversity: Overview of the webinar series 2022-2023
18 December 2023 – Starting in early 2022, the EU Business & Biodiversity Platform, Finance for Biodiversity Foundation, UNEP FI, and the PRI, have joined forces to collaborate on webinars dedicated to advancing biodiversity within sustainable finance.
Our series, ‘We Need to Talk about Biodiversity,’ aims at supporting financial institutions in their journey to address nature and biodiversity loss. The recordings feature tangible case studies and valuable insights from experts, practitioners, and policymakers.
In this article, you will find a compilation of our past 13 webinars, access to knowledge resources, and details about our next upcoming webinar.
Access our past recordings:
#1 ‘New green Shoots – the latest innovations in nature finance’
6 January 2022
Bringing together inspiration for the new year, this first webinar is celebrating finance projects and mechanisms which aimed towards the protection, recovery and resilience of nature.
#2 ‘Getting started in nature, biodiversity and finance’
11 January 2022
Aimed at banks, institutional investors and insurers who are at the beginning of their journey in addressing nature loss, this webinar introduces how nature is connected to climate change and finance, as well as introducing key concepts and initiatives.
#3 ‘How to engage with corporates?’
12 April 2022
This webinar highlights best practices and offers guidance on why and how to engage with companies on biodiversity. Discover a new guide on engaging with companies, published by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation and the EU Business & Biodiversity Platform.
#4 ‘Are corporates ready?’
26 April 2022
This roundtable webinar will examine whether companies are ready and well-positioned for reporting and disclosing on nature-related risks and opportunities. The webinar is focused on financial institutions as report users, but is also relevant for a corporate and an NGO audience.
#5 ‘Nature in a Haystack – How to use publicly available nature-related data’
30 June 2022
In this webinar, we present the findings from the recently released report ‘Nature in a Haystack: Leveraging public nature-related data in disclosure frameworks’ which identifies the availability and suitability of publicly available nature-related data to support financial decision-making in five case-study countries.
#6 ‘How to measure biodiversity impact? Guidance on tools and measurement approaches’
12 July 2022
Financial institutions want and have to measure their impact on biodiversity to be able to halt and reverse the loss. But how to get started, and what approaches are out there? This webinar will update you on the latest developments and approaches based on the revised edition of the biodiversity measurement Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches.
#7 ‘COP15 – All about the Paris moment for nature’
31 Oct 2022
In this webinar, we sit down with Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the CBD to learn about what the financial sector can expect from this ‘Paris moment for nature’, at COP 15. We will also learn about actions taken by financial institutions to support the halting and reversing of nature loss.
#8 ‘Set nature targets? Yes, finance can!’
15 Nov 2022
In this session, we have invited top scientists and practitioners from the financial sector. We will learn from financial institutions that are committed to nature, setting concrete targets and monitoring progress, showcasing that it can be done, as well as hearing reflections from scientists.
#9 ‘New Green Shoots – Closing the gap in financing the GBF’
16 Feb 2023
In this webinar, we present the headline outcomes of the GBF for the financial sector. We will also zoom in on how financial institutions, via blended finance solutions, can help to substantially and progressively increase the level of financial resources from all sources to implement national biodiversity strategies and action plans in line with target 19.
#10 ‘Stepping up on Biodiversity – How are investors taking action since COP15?’
18 April 2023
This webinar will explore actions that leading investors are undertaking to contribute to this goal and discuss how investors look to support both climate and nature goals, to align public and private financial flows with the goal to “halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030″.
#11 ‘Investing with a splash – Risks and opportunities in ocean finance’
12 July 2023
The focus of the webinar was on seafood and deep-sea mining, and speakers also brung forward other ocean-related issues investors should consider.
#12 ‘Turning the tide on Plastic waste and Pollution: driving a circular economy for plastics’
24 Oct 2023
This webinar explores why plastic waste and pollution is a risk to financial institutions and how they can take action to address this issue, ahead of the upcoming third round of negotiations on the UN Plastics Treaty.
#13 ‘Integrating climate and nature action: unlocking the biodiversity-climate nexus’
13 Dec 2023
Aimed at banks, institutional investors and insurers at the beginning of their journey in addressing nature loss, this webinar will introduce how nature is connected to climate change and finance, as well as key concepts and initiatives.
Access our collaborative knowledge resources:
- Stepping Up on Biodiversity: what the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework means for responsible investors, April 2023, UNEP FI, PRI, Finance for Biodiversity Foundation
- Nature Target Setting Framework for Asset Managers and Asset Owners, November 2023, Finance for Biodiversity Foundation
- PRB Nature Target Setting Guidance, November 2023, UNEP FI
- Overview of biodiversity-related initiatives for financial institutions, December 2023, Finance for Biodiversity Foundation, UNEP FI, UN PRI, EU Business & Biodiversity Platform
Join our upcoming webinar:
#13 ‘New Green Shoots 2024: Latest trends and innovations in nature finance’
30 Jan 2024, 2.00 – 3:15 pm CET