Hosted by UNDP's Nature for Development Global Programme, with Nautilus Impact Investing, Blue Sphere Foundation, the Governments of the Seychelles and Grenada, RARE and Equator Prize-winning communities.
THURSDAY, 8 JUNE 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
CONFERENCE ROOM B, UNHQ
SIDE EVENT TO THE OCEAN CONFERENCE
Investments in the protection, restoration and sustainable use of marine habitats and sheries are widely viewed as an ecient, inclusive and catalytic approach to implementing multiple SDGs, including those related to food security, economic growth through tourism, jobs and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction, among others. There is a growing demand by impact investors to use their funds to achieve modest economic returns, while also achieving social and environmental returns. At the same time, projects at the local community level in restoration, protection and sustainable management also lend themselves to small-scale impact investment. This side event explores the current state of the market, and identies potential bottlenecks and solutions to accelerate nature-based impact investments.
Jamison Ervin, Manager, Nature for Development Global Programme, UNDP.
- Ian Dutton, Nautilus Impact Investing
- Anurag Agarwal, Co-Founder of JanaJal and Board Member of Blue Sphere Foundation
- Government of Seychelles
- Spencer Thomas, Government of Grenada
- Budi Setiawan, Equator Prize Winning Community
- NatureVest (TBD)
- Gerald Miles, Rare
- Keith Lawrence, Senior Director, Seascapes Program, Conservation International
- Massimiliano Riva, UNDP