Natural Capital Investment Conference

28th February 2019, The Royal Society, London

The leading forum to catalyse investment in the UK's natural environment

Registration is open and our outline programme has been published.

This innovative environmental finance conference is leading the movement to make the UK a leader in investment in the natural environment on the basis of its economic value.

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 key event will demonstrate that green finance – and green growth – offers unprecedented opportunities for financial institutions to invest in UK natural features such as woodland, peatland and wetland.

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.”

Sponsors

We are delighted to welcome WWF UK as a Conference Partner.

         

WWF works with partners to develop innovative financial mechanisms to channel private investment towards activities that promote more sustainable ecosystems..

If you think your organisation would gain value from one of our attractive sponsorship packages or would like to be an exhibitor, find out more.

Want to know more about natural capital investment?

Read our An environment for investment blog, the first in a series of such articles in the run-up to the event.

Who should attend?

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.

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2018 Conference

The first Natural Capital Investment Conference in 2018 attracted over 200 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:

Be part of the 2019 conference