Nature Positive Insurance Series - Day 3

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UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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Day 3: Insuring and investing in nature: Innovative solutions and new opportunities A leadership series convened by UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to set the global agenda for nature-positive insurance. 1300-1305 1. Welcome remarks - Butch Bacani, Programme Lead, UN PSI - Odile Conchou, Financial Sector Focal Point, UN CBD 1305-1350 2. Insuring nature Keynote presentation: Human Wildlife Conflict insurance - Paul Steele, Chief Economist, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) - Zipporah Muchoki, Project Administrator, AB Consultants Keynote presentation: Insurance for natural infrastructure - Mark Way, Director Global Climate Adaptation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Keynote presentation: Nature-based solutions - Craig Stewart, Vice-President Federal Affairs, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) Q&A – 5 mins 1350-13:55 3. Online poll 1 1355-1420 4. Investing in nature Keynote presentation: Investing in a sustainable blue economy - Karen Sack, Co-Chair, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) Keynote presentation: Challenges and opportunities of forestry investment - Wendelin von Gravenreuth, Manager Global Forest Investments, MEAG Q&A – 5 mins 1420-1425 5. Online poll 2 1425-1430 6. Closing remarks - Butch Bacani, Programme Lead, UN PSI - Jessica Smith, Ecosystems Lead, UNEP FI
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United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit with a mission to promote sustainable finance. More than 240 financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and investors, work with UN Environment to understand today’s environmental, social and governance challenges, why they matter to finance, and how to actively participate in addressing them. UNEP FI’s work also includes a strong focus on policy – by facilitating country-level dialogues between finance practitioners, supervisors, regulators and policy-makers, and, at the international level, by promoting financial sector involvement in processes such as the global climate negotiations.