The role of private-sector investing and finance mechanisms is key to overcoming barriers and challenges attached to implementing forest and land restoration, as well as management projects facing a number of challenges. This panel discussion will focus on the need to make the land and forestry management projects “investment ready”, therefore facilitating risk identification and defining the benefits of the investment strategy.

12:30 - 13:30



John Kornerup Bang

Senior Vice President, Sustainability Transformation, Stora Enso


Niyanta Spelman

CEO, Rainforest Partnership

Jennifer Merli

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Mastercard


Mette Løyche Wilkie

Director Forestry Division, FAO


Rebekah Braswell

CCO and Founding Member at Land Life Company 

Session 3

Overcoming Barriers & Growing Investment

Opportunities in Restorative Land & Forestry Management