Programme

The programme for the Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference is being finalised at present. The detailed programme is available here.

All delegates will be provided with updates. Our outline programme is found below.

The Conference includes a series of Investment Readiness Fund webinars hosted by the Green Finance Institute on behalf of Defra and the Environment Agency.  The first IRF Webinar, entitled 'Becoming Investment Ready: An introduction to the Investment Readiness Fund and Application Process' will take place 2 to 3.15 pm on 4th November.

Tuesday 24th November from 1 pm

Opening Session: Financing climate resilience and nature recovery

1 to 2 pm

  • Opening address (HM Government representative)
  • Keynote address by Rhian-Mari Thomas (Chief Executive of the Green Finance Institute)
  • Headline Sponsors' remarks

IRF webinar: Becoming Investment Ready: Investable Success Stories

2.15 to 3.30 pm

  • An Investment Readiness Fund webinar, hosted by the Green Finance Institute on behalf of the Environment Agency and Defra

International examples of innovative finance for the natural environment

3.45 to 4.45 pm

  • Katherine Stodulka (SYSTEMIQ)

Wednesday 25th November

Catalysing change: the role of national government

9.30 am to 10.30 am (panel discussion)

  • Including: Emily Briggs (Deputy Director for Green Finance, Defra), David Young (Broadway Initiative), Ida Levine (Impact Investing Institute)

Financing nature for climate: the role of local government

11 am to 12.15 pm (presentations & discussion)

  • Including representatives from Plymouth City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Investing in the marine environment

2 to 3 pm (Panel discussion)

  • Including SYSTEMIQ & Mirova

IRF Webinar: The Investor View

3.30 to 4.45 pm

  • An Investment Readiness Fund webinar, hosted by the Green Finance Institute on behalf of the Environment Agency and Defra

Thursday 26th November

Catlysing a green recovery

9 to 10.30 am (Conversations with key industry representatives)

  • The role of water utilities. Niki Roach (President of the Chartered Institution of Water Management) in conversation with Guy Thompson (Wessex Water)
  • The role of Enterprise Partnerships (involving the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and Surrey Wildlife Trust)

The future for markets for environmental services and net gain

11 to 12.15 (Presentation followed by panel discussion)

  • Involving: David Hill CBE (Chairman of the Environment Bank Ltd, Andy Griffiths (Nestle UK & Ireland) & Kerry ten Kate (independent consultant)

Closing session: conclusions and next steps

12.30 to 1.30 pm

  • Address by Ben Macpherson (Minister for Public Finance and Migration, Scottish Government)
  • Address by Emma Howard Boyd (Chair, The Environment Agency)
  • Headline Sponsors' remarks

IRF webinar. Becoming Investment Ready: Lessons from those on the journey

2.30 pm to 3.45 pm

  • An Investment Readiness Fund webinar, hosted by the Green Finance Institute on behalf of the Environment Agency and Defra