David Craig, TNFD Co-Chair, to headline at UK’s leading nature finance conference

Last updated: 19th September 2023

Fresh from the global launch of the final Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework in New York and London, David will speak about the pathway to finance and investment for a #NaturePositive UK at the Nature Finance UK Conference 2023 on 26th September in London.

David joins other leading names in this fast growing area, including:

·      Martin Berg, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Asset Management;

·      The Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor Nicholas Stephen Leland Lyons, City of London Corporation;

·      Baroness Penn, Treasury Lords Minister, HM Government;

·      Sarah Hendry CBE, Director General, The CLA;

·      Georgie Nelson, Head of ESG – Real Estate, abrdn;

·      Susannah Stock, Director, UK Infrastructure Bank;

·      Whitni Thomas, Head of Corporate Finance, Triodos Bank UK;

·      Graham Ramsbottom, Head of Nature-Based Solutions, Greensphere Capital LLP Capital; and

·      Teresa Dent CBE, Chief Executive, Game & Wildlife, Conservation Trust.

The Nature Finance UK Conference 2023 is the trusted home of nature finance in the UK, now in its sixth year (previously known as the Natural Capital & Investment Conference) and run in partnership with the Green Finance Institute since 2020. It is designed to catalyse nature finance to help restore our environment in the UK.

The conference has been the launch pad for several major nature initiatives in recent years. 2020 saw the WWF and Finance Earth launch their Blue Impact Fund. 2021 saw UK National Parks, Palladium and Santander announce the Revere Project. 2022 saw the launch of a new investment strategy by Federated Hermes and Finance Earth that has evolved into the UK Nature Impact Fund, a blended finance solution for the UK’s natural capital market aimed to help address the climate and nature crises.

The 2023 event is supported by the City of London Corporation as Host Sponsor. They are generously providing the historic Guildhall in the City of London as the venue and using the event as a platform for its newly published report ‘A Global Centre for Nature Finance’ that they have produced with PwC. 

With nature finance high on the agenda fuelled by Climate Week in New York and the launch of the final Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework, the Nature Finance UK Conference 2023 will bring together buyers, sellers and investors of nature-based solutions in the UK and show the way ahead to a nature positive economy.  

Join leaders and specialists and future partners at the Nature Finance UK Conference 2023 on 26th September at Guildhall in the City of London. See UK nature finance in action and discover how natural capital finance can enable your organisation to become nature positive.

With special thanks to our conference partners the Green Finance Institute, the CLA, and edie; our Host Sponsor the City of London Corporation; and Lead Sponsors National Parks Partnerships, Triodos Bank UK and Knight Frank.

The Nature Finance UK Conference 2023 is run by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network (EKN), an award-winning non-profit network for the exchange of innovation in the stewardship of land, water and nature across the UK. Membership is free.

Article by Bruce Howard, Director and Conference Curator, EKN.


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