Aligning with the Global Biodiversity Framework: PRB Nature Guidance Launch

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UNEP FI is thrilled to introduce its new Principles for Responsible Banking Guidance on Nature Target Setting. Developed in collaboration with 35 signatory banks worldwide and world-leading nature finance experts, including the SBTN, TNFD, UNEP-WCMC, the CBD Secretariat, and Finance for Biodiversity Foundation, this guidance offers a comprehensive framework and practical insights for banks to start addressing the urgent challenge of nature and biodiversity loss. This includes integrating nature within their core business activities and strategies and setting targets to contribute to the objectives of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). Join this discussion to learn how the banking industry can drive the transition to a nature-positive economy! Speakers include: • Elizabeth Mrema, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP and TNFD Co-chair • Jessica Smith Co-head of Nature, UNEP FI • Johanna Dichtl, PRB Implementation Lead, UNEP FI • Judson Berkey, Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Office at UBS • Thao Fabregas, Head of Environmental Strategy, Natural Capital & Biodiversity at Credit Agricole • Garima Chiktara, Vice President, Net-Zero Transition at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) • Emily McKenzie, Technical Director, TNFD • Anita de Horde, Executive Director, Finance for Biodiversity Foundation • Dr Varsha Vijay, Technical Director, SBTN
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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.