Natural Capital Investment Conference 2018

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This page describes the UK's first ever Natural Capital Investment Conference, which took place on 1st March 2018.

Read more about natural capital investment and join our Natural Capital Investment Forum.

Details of our 2019 conference will be announced shortly.

Read delegates' Twitter comments on the Conference here

Conference Presentations

The following presentations from the 2018 Conference are available for delegates to view (to open each pdf use the password that was emailed to you).


Natural Capital Investment: challenges and opportunities  Bevis Watts, Managing Director, Triodos Bank UK

Capturing the learning from Social Impact Bonds  Dan Hird, Head of Corporate Finance, Triodos Bank UK

Introduction to Environmental Impact Bonds  Eric Letsinger, CEO, Quantified Ventures

The Natural Capital Trust  Dr Dominic Hogg, Chairman, Eunomia Research and Consulting Ltd

A land and property group's perspective on natural capital investment  Jo Holden, Sustainability Manager, Peel Group

Making Waves: catalysing new finance for coastal natural capital  Paul Mackie, Coastal Partnership East

Building our blue economy: mobilising investment in marine areas in the UK  Toby Roxburgh, Chief Economics Adviser (Acting), WWF UK

Opportunities, prioritisation and financing of urban green infrastructure  Robin Smale, Vivid Economics


Lead Sponsor

Who came to the conference?

  • Land owners and managers
  • local and regional environmental initiatives
  • impact investors and organisations in the financial services sector
  • infrastructure businesses
  • local authorities
  • public agencies and government bodies
  • environmental and natural resource consultants


View the programme, which included presentations from senior figures in the financial, business and environmental sectors.  Programme strands included:

  • Why invest in natural capital?
  • Mechanisms for investment
  • Investing in specific settings
  • The business of investing in natural capital
  • Investment Innovation Showcase


With thanks to our sponsors: