Natural Capital Investment Conference

Natural Capital Investment Conference

The leading forum to catalyse investment in the natural environment

Date for the next annual conference now set for 14th May 2020, taking place in London. Register your interest via conference@ecosystemsknowledge.net

This innovative environmental finance conference is advancing investment in the natural environment on the basis of its economic value.

The last event took place successfully on 28th February 2019 with the participation of over 210 delegates. 

Conference themes

A restored natural environment can play a big part in resilience against flooding, water shortage and summer heat episodes. It is central to climate change adaptation.  This annual event demonstrates that green finance – and green growth – offers unprecedented opportunities for financial institutions to invest in UK natural features such as woodland, peatland and wetland.

Who should participate?

Financial services experts, public policy advisors, land owners and managers, environmental experts and business leaders will find the conference invaluable in positioning their organisation at the centre of ambitions to restore the natural environment that underpins wellbeing and prosperity. Come to discover investment opportunities. Come to be part of a new pipeline of investable projects.

Areas for discussion

  • Securing long-term revenue streams
  • Opportunities and financial models for impact investors
  • The pipeline of UK environmental restoration projects
  • Roles for government to support the market

Designed to turn discussion into action, the forum will catalyse new partnerships between financial institutions, land owners, environmental organisations and government.  The event will address the challenge laid down by the Green Finance Task Force in March 2018 that “increased private sector investment into protecting and enhancing natural capital will also be crucial to improving our resilience.

2019 Conference

The most recent Natural Capital Investment Conference was held in February 2019. It drew together delegates from a variety of sectors and disciplines in productive and practical discussions of building the UK's Natural Capital Investment market. The event was addressed by keynotes from Jennifer Pryce (Calvert Impact Capital) and Rowan Douglas CBE (Willis Towers Watson).

We were delighted that WWF UK and Willis Towers Watson were our 2019 Conference Partners.

Watch our highlights from the 2019 conference:

2018 Conference

The first Natural Capital Investment Conference in 2018 attracted professionals from environmental finance and conservation in the UK. It was opened by Rt Hon Lord Deben and was addressed by luminaries such as Tushita Ranchan (green infrastructure investor), Bevis Watts (Triodos Bank UK), Shirley Trundle OBE (Defra) and Tony Juniper OBE (WWF).  Media partner was ENDS Report.

Here are some examples of what participants in the 2018 conference said:

"very well put together, interesting, inspiring and thought provoking."

"good to see how natural capital investment is progressing, both from an investor's point of view and those working on the ground."

Watch a short highlights video of the 2018 Conference: