04–05 Oct 2023 London, UK

Corporate Investments into Forestry & Biodiversity

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  • 04 October – Day one   Time Zone: BST

    08:00-09:00

    Registration and Networking Breakfast Buffet

    09:00-09:15

    Keynote Address

    • Laying out the key topics
    • The role that corporates have to play in a climate friendly future
    • What does the future hold?
    Karin Zaunberger
    09:20-10:05

    Perspectives on Carbon and Biodiversity

    • The importance of fighting climate change and species loss
    • Corporate responsibility in carbon sequestration and biodiversity gain
    • The future of carbon and biodiversity and corporate influence
    • The positive outcomes from concerted action
    MaryKate BullenMartin BergPina GervassiKlaus KunzBianca Nijhof

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    10:10-10:40

    Biodiversity Credits: The High-Integrity Options Available to Businesses Now

    • Fully funded, landscape-scale nature recovery projects
    • Extensive science-based monitoring and data collection for evolving framework standards
    • Tangible and demonstrable outcomes for nature and communities
    • Underpinned by robust ecological methodologies and statutory frameworks
    Emma Toovey

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    10:40-11:10

    Coffee Break

    11:10-11:55

    Sustainable Development and the Nature-Based Economy

    • How can projects achieve permanent green transition?
    • Winning the trust of local people – the meaning of inclusion
    • What does a nature-based economy look like?
    Stuart ClenaghanGareth HughesRaúl DancéJuana María ReyesJenny HenmanFabian Schmidt-PramovMark Wheatcroft

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    12:00-12:30

    Profitability of Nature Based Solutions Beyond Carbon Markets

    • Investing in high-quality nature projects makes economic sense
    • Entering the market: challenges and opportunities
    • Elements to scale a sustainable NBS sector that delivers a competitive financial return
    Miguel Angel García TamargoAlexis LeroyOusmane Fall Sarr

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    12:30-14:00

    Lunch

    14:00-14:45

    Integrity of Carbon Markets

    • Accessing carbon markets
    • Quality and integrity of credits
    • Benefit sharing models that are provable and improve quality
    Daniël RustenburgGiulia CarboneMuireann MagerasAlexis Moyer

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    14:50-15:20

    Speed Matters: The Role of Certification in the Race to Scale Removals

    • Speeding up supply pipelines to meet the demand for nature-based removals
    • Streamlining certification using dMRV
    • Introducing ERS' revised standard, post-public consultation
    Thibault Sorret

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    15:20-15:50

    Coffee Break

    15:50-16:35

    Alphabet Soup – How do Corporates Make Sense of Frameworks?

    • CSRD, SBTI, SBTN, GHD protocols, TNFD frameworks and the demands
    • How do corporates react to the landscape of confusion and determine outcomes
    • Is there a solution that enables corporates to arrive at a single scoring system?
    • Examples of how large companies interact with the mechanisms
    Giulia CarboneDan BresslerEdit KissEvan PaulSiddarth Shrikanth
    16:40-17:25

    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?
    Edit KissMarc BakerMiguel Angel García TamargoPetri LehtonenMichael Yu

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    17:30-19:00

    Drinks Reception

    05 October – Day two   Time Zone: BST

    08:00-09:00

    Registration and Networking Breakfast Buffet

    09:00-09:45

    Measuring the Biodiversity Returns of Nature Based Solutions

    • Biodiversity reporting: data for investors and corporations
    • Measuring nature as an asset class: finding the sweet spot between ecological meaningfulness and affordability.
    • Expressing biodiversity as metrics
    • The importance of consistent data to assess biodiversity performance for nature finance projects
    Laura García VélezChrissy DurkinVictor GiraldoStefanie_KaiserTapani Pahkasalo

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    09:50-10:20

    The Key Role of Fund Managers in Nature Based Solution Finance and Natural Capital Investments

    • Corporates & Investors allocating resources to support forestry and biodiversity investments
    • The growth of project developers scaling-up activities
    • The clear division of work in the natural capital investment value chain
    • Providing insights and concrete examples the critical role fund managers and investors play
    Charlotte LehmannGautier QuéruJunte Wasmann

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    10:20-10:50

    Coffee Break

    10:30-12:30

    ROOM TWO - Biodiversity Markets: An Opportunity to Invest in Positive Biodiversity, Social and Climate Outcomes

    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
    Bob IzlarJillian DyszynskiRomain FauJonas FrankeGuillaume Leti

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    11:55-12:25

    Forestry – Adding Value to Portfolios by Delivering Returns Alongside Real World Change

    • Investment into forestry, biodiversity and carbon is critical to achieving net zero ambition
    • What does real world change need to look like?
    • The return profile investors can expect from the asset class
    Toby BelsomRebecca Craddock-TaylorDavid GardnerOlly Hughes

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    12:25-14:00

    Lunch

    14:00-14:45

    Beyond Baselines: What Does Quality Look Like in REDD?

    • Digitizing the process and enhancing transparency
    • The future of auditing and dMRV
    • Improving safeguards and stakeholder engagement
    Andrew HedgesMartin BergJon PierreNaomi SwickardZoe Quiroz-Cullen

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    14:50-15:20

    The Eight Benefits of a Well-Designed and Implemented ARR Project

    • Get an understanding of what ‘high-quality’ actually means in practice
    • Discover the lenses through which an investor and an NGO judges this
    • How to deal with inevitable trade-offs
    Michel SchuurmanTianhan JiRik Sools

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    15:20-15:50

    Coffee Break

    15:50-16:35

    Biodiversity Credits

    • The establishment of agreed metrics across multiple jurisdictions
    • Stacking biodiversity with carbon or a standalone market?
    • The utility of a biodiversity credit market
    Graham PrescottTim ColesStephen EdwardsSinclair Vincent

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    16:40-17:25

    Insetting and Managing Scope 3

    • Establishing early goals, identifying supply chains
    • Landscape level investing, corporates partnering with corporates
    • Changing existing practices across supply chains and making those permanent
    • Measuring returns
    Jacek SiryMark DayAzadeh FarajpourNikol Ostianova
    17:25-17:30

    Closing Remarks

  • Alexis Moyer

    Head of Business Development
    Space Intelligence Ltd

    David Gardner

    CIO, Forestry
    Gresham House

    Jenny Henman

    Founder & Chairwoman
    Plant Your Future

    Jon Pierre

    CEO
    Mantle Labs

    Nikol Ostianova

    Founder
    treevaluation

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