Natural Capital Investment Conference

A major conference on a new frontier for green finance in the UK

March 1st 2018 

Venue: Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

The Natural Capital Investment Conference, organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, will identify the best ways of securing much-needed investment in the UK's natural environment. Come and learn about new ideas on how to finance 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. 

The Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, recently re-appointed Chair of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, will provide the opening address.  There will also be contributions from environmental and finance leaders involved in natural capital investment including Tushita Ranchan, Chair of the Green Purposes Company, Bevis Watts, Managing Director of Triodos Bank UK, Shirley Trundle, Director for Natural Environment Policy at Defra and Tony Juniper CBE, leading environmentalist.

Whether you are a prospective investor, or have business or a management interest in land and water, this event will change the way you work. Hear from experts on how investment plans can be turned into investable projects. Understand innovations in investment finance. Be at the forefront of restoring the natural capital of the UK.

Lead Sponsor

Who is the Conference aimed at?

  • 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


We have an exciting programme including presentations from senior figures in the financial, business and environmental sectors.  The programme strands include:

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

Delegate fees and how to book


Special rate ticket - £185 

Available to local authorities, National Park/AONB authorities, public sector delivery agencies, third sector organisations with turnover of < £1 million in last financial year and private individuals.


Regular ticket - £230 

Available to all types of organisation (including departments in central and devolved government).


To buy tickets go to our booking site.

Members of the Ecosystems Knowledge Network will receive an additional discount on delegate fees. The Network is free to join so make sure you don't miss out by joining now.

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities

We'd like to work with other organisations to deliver the event. See our conference sponsorship and partnership options. There are also substantial benefits that come with being a year-round Corporate Partner of the Ecosystems Knowledge Network.

Something to share?

Let us know if you have a case study, an idea or example you'd like others to hear about in or around the Conference. We will be inviting delegates to take part in webinars before and after the Conference so there will be many opportunities to share your work.

Who is organising the event?

The Ecosystems Knowledge Network - the UK's leading forum to help people manage the environment as an asset with benefits for everyone. We have a membership of over 2,000 professionals and volunteers across the UK who benefit from our regular training events, webinars, resources and e-news. Find out more

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