Events

29 Nov 2023
UTC+08:00

Nature Finance Conference 2023

Wednesday, November 29, 9am

Nature finance plays a critical role in supporting nature and biodiversity by mobilising funds from both public and private sectors. Increasingly, governments, organisations, and financial institutions are recognising the need to account for nature in their strategies and capital allocation decisions. What roles can public and private investors play in nature financing? What are the challenges and opportunities faced by the financial sector today? Join us at this conference to explore these critical questions and more!

Time Topic Speaker
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Opening remarks
Nikki Kemp, Centre Director, Singapore Green Finance Centre, Singapore Management University
9:10 – 9:30 Keynote 1: World Bank global experiences in financing nature
Muthukumara S. Mani, Lead Environmental Economist, World Bank
9:30 – 9:50 Keynote 2: Academic perspective
Caroline Flammer, Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Climate, Columbia University
9:50 – 10:10
Supervisory framework for assessing nature-related financial risks
Riccardo Boffo, Economist/Financial Analyst, OECD
10:10 – 10:40
Coffee break & networking
10:40 – 12:10

Panel discussion: Can the market save nature?

Moderator

Hao Liang, Ho Bee Professorship in Sustainability Management, Associate Professor of Finance, Co-Director, Singapore Green Finance Centre, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Panellists

Lim Bey An, Head of Sustainability Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Pernille Holtedahl, Research Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment (CCFI), Imperial College London

Kristina Anguelova, Head of Asia Sustainable Finance, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore

Mervyn Tang, Head of Sustainability, APAC, Schroders Singapore
12:10 – 13:45
Lunch & networking
Session 1: Why finance nature?
13:45 – 14:05 Valuing nature
David Kaczan, Senior Economist, World Bank
14:05 – 14:25 TNFD financial disclosure recommendations and guidance
Snorre Gjerde, Lead Investment Stewardship Manager, Norges Bank Investment Management; Member of TNFD
Session 2: How to finance nature?
14:25 – 14:45 Innovative financial solutions for nature
Rekha Reddy, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
14:45 – 15:05 Blended finance for nature
Ritesh Thakkar, Senior Advisor, Convergence Asia Pacific
15:05 – 15:40 Coffee break & networking
Session 3: Zoom in on biodiversity finance
15:40 – 16:00 Biodiversity conservation in asset management
Serena Tan, Senior ESG Analyst, Responsible Investments, Nordea Asset Management Singapore
16:00 – 16:20 Biodiversity finance and data innovations
Rogier Schutte, Head of Product Technology, Impact Institute

Henry van Kouswijk, Head of Sales Technology, Impact Institute
16:20 – 17:30 Panel discussion: Challenges and outlook for biodiversity finance
Moderator

Xiawei Liao, Environmental Specialist, World Bank

Panellists

Joanna Tan, Associate Director, Investor Relations, New Forests

Raffaele Della Croce, Advanced Research Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College Business School & Co-Director, Singapore Green Finance Centre

Reuben Clements, Sustainable Finance Specialist, Zoological Society of London
17:30 Closing remarks
Hao Liang, Ho Bee Professorship in Sustainability Management, Associate Professor of Finance, Co-Director, Singapore Green Finance Centre, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Raffaele Della Croce, Advanced Research Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College Business School & Co-Director, Singapore Green Finance Centre
18:00 Cocktail reception

Conference Venue

Fairmont Singapore/Raffles City Convention Centre
Indiana & Minto Rooms, Level 4
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

 

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Conference Partners

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