Major conference on natural capital investment announced

15th November 2017

A major conference being organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, taking place in London on 1st March 2018, will identify the best ways of securing much-needed investment in the UK’s natural environment.  The Natural Capital Investment Conference will be a significant step forward in the quest for new ways of financing the restoration of key natural features such as woodland and wetland.  The benefits that flow to everyone from this ‘natural capital’ have been valued at billions of pounds.

This ground-breaking event is expected to gather over 200 environmental and finance experts to discuss the investment mechanisms that will be required to support the restoration of the environment.

The Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, recently re-appointed Chair of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, will provide the opening address.  He will be followed by presentations from environmental and finance leaders involved in natural capital investment.

Triodos Bank, a global pioneer in sustainable banking, is a lead sponsor for the Natural Capital Investment Conference.  Dr. Bevis Watts, Triodos Bank UK Managing Director, said:

“This conference is a crucial opportunity to progress the use of natural capital investment in the UK. We need to develop scalable mechanisms for investment in natural capital that create a better link between our economy and its use of our natural resources. Triodos is keen to support the development of this new and important market.”

Bruce Howard, leader of conference-organiser the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, said: “Natural capital investment is vital for everyone’s prosperity and wellbeing. This event will be a catalyst for action on this new frontier for green finance in the UK.”

Booking for the Conference is now open. For more information on the event and how to book, visit the event page.