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When: 26 April, 12 :00 – 14 :00. Registration from 11:45.
Where: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels.
We are delighted to invite you to join us for a lunchtime roundtable on ‘Natural Capital and Sustainable Finance’, taking place on 26 April in Brussels.
As recognised by the European Commission’s recent Action Plan on financing sustainable growth, Europe needs a financial system that supports a greener and cleaner economy. This calls far greater attention to the role of nature in the economy and society – as also recognised by the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance in their final recommendations. To achieve this vision, financial institutions need a common framework that provides a clear introduction to natural capital issues, and a structured process to identify, measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural capital.
Responding to this gap, the Natural Capital Coalition, hosted by ICAEW, in cooperation with the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) and the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) have developed a Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol, which aims to provide financial institutions with guidance on how to better address risks and opportunities and to incorporate impacts and dependencies into their lending, investment and insurance practices and processes.
The discussion on 26 April provides an opportunity to discuss the potential of the financial sector to catalyse and drive a shift towards a global market where organisations truly understand their relationships with nature and natural systems, leading to better outcomes for all.
Molly Scott Cato MEP
Jacqueline Duiker, Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO)
Martin Lok, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture
Richard Spencer, ICAEW
To register for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.