Catalysing Nature Markets
- Aligning Investors, Projects, and Biodiversity Goals
With the Global Biodiversity Framework paving the way for a new era of action for nature, progress in finance
for biodiversity is already taking shape. However, to achieve our collective climate, biodiversity, and land
degradation goals, investment in nature-based solutions needs to significantly increase.
Through this session, speakers outlined clear actions that are spearheading innovative financing and
economic incentives to stimulate the transformation of finance into nature. Successful case studies
showcased tangible examples of financial incentives for sustainable land management, market-based
approaches promoting biodiversity-friendly products, and risk-leveraging financial instruments.
Dr Harvey Locke
Vice Chair for Nature Positive, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and Y2Y
Chief Sustainability Officer, E.SUN Financial Holding Company
Dr Helen Crowley
Partner, Pollination Group
Dr Valerie Hickey
Global Director of Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy, World Bank