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Businesses and Finance for Biodiversity: Closing the Nature Finance Gap

11 December- Opening Session



Over half of the world's GDP, or USD 44 trillion in economic worth, is at moderate or severe risk because of nature loss (World Economic Forum, 2020). At the same time, by 2050, the world needs to close the USD 4.1 trillion financing gap in nature in order to meet global goals (UNEP, 2021). Doing so will require a commitment of $700 billion annually by 2030.


It is therefore clear that all sectors need to be on board and engaged in the making of ambitious commitments to nature financing. In this session, speakers will delineate and explain how their organisations successfully escalate ambitious environmental commitments and claims into positive actions to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change.


Peter Boyd

Master of Ceremony

Founder & CEO, Time4Good

Anne Larigauderie


Executive Secretary, IPBES

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Catherine Stewart


Ambassador for Climate Change,

Government of Canada


Jens Nielsen


CEO, World Climate Foundation


France Brosseau


Vice President International Organizations, Montreal International

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Andre Fourie

Global VP, Sustainability,

Ab InBev

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William Mason

Director General,

Guernsey Financial Services Commission

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Toby Croucher

Senior Vice President Climate and Nature, Stora Enso

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