15–16 Mar 2023 New York, USA

Corporate Investments into Forestry & Biodiversity – March 2023

Agenda timezone: EDT

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  • Date/time
    Session
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  • 15 March – Day one

    08:00-09:00

    Registration and Breakfast Buffet

    09:00-09:15

    Keynote Address

    09:20-10:05

    The Role of Carbon Markets Post COP 27

    • Accessing carbon markets
    • Quality and integrity of credits
    • Future pricing
    10:10-10:40

    MLR Forestal Sponsored Session

    Sponsored by

    10:40-11:10

    Coffee Break

    11:10-11:55

    Biodiversity is a Prerequisite for Carbon Sequestration

    • What is the value of a biodiversity credit or standard?
    • How do biodiversity credits work alongside carbon credits? Is there integration?
    • Unlocking values in biodiversity
    12:00-12:30

    Sponsored Session B

    12:30-14:00

    Lunch

    14:00-14:45

    Supply Chain Insetting and the Transition of Bronze to Gold

    • Effective transition – how to incentivise change in your supply chain
    • Mitigating reputational risk at the supplier level
    • Remediating bad practise
    14:50-15:20

    Presented by ForestRe

    Phil Cottle

    Sponsored by

    15:20-15:50

    Coffee Break

    15:50-16:35

    Biodiversity & Ocean Finance

    • Financing blue projects and measuring gains
    • How can improvng ocean biodiversity be monetized?
    • What projects exist that can show investors how to harness oceans
    16:40-17:10

    Sponsored Session D

    17:15-18:00

    Drinks Reception

    16 March – Day two

    09:00-09:45

    Project Funding and Finance

    • There is a gap between finance for projects and the projects themselves
    • What new financial concepts exist that can bridge this gap
    • Examples of how projects have been funded by specific corporates
    • What did those corporates gain in terms of carbon, and the knowledge of how to replicate these gains moving forward
    09:50-10:20

    Sponsored Session E

    10:20-10:50

    Coffee Break

    10:50-11:50

    Technology Applications and Their Use in Quantifying Results

    • Measuring and modelling
    • Accuracy of technology over on site evaluation
    • Moving data from NGO’s and academies to corporates
    • Turning data into action
    11:55-12:25

    Sponsored Session F

    12:25-14:00

    Lunch

    14:00-14:45

    Measuring the Returns of Nature Based Solutions

    • Nature cannot be measured quarterly – how can investors adapt to that
    • How can we measure nature in the financial world
    • Overcoming the complexities of measuring nature for banks and financial institutions
    • What metrics and how many? Fewer metrics do not necessarily mean better decisions
    14:50-15:35

    Investing into Alternative Carbon Sinks

    • What are the alternatives to nature based solutions?
    • Biochar as a way to add to a sequestration portfolio
    • The social good of cookstove projects
    • Connecting these alternatives to funders
    15:40-15:45

    Closing Remarks

  • Phil Cottle

    Head of Forestry
    ForestRe

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  • New York, USA

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15–16 Mar 2023 New York, USA

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