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Access to Finance and Innovative Finance Mechanisms

The Finance workstream seeks to demonstrate the benefits to business of biodiversity-related investment. The workstream provides opportunities for businesses, including SMEs, to showcase financing schemes for biodiversity and champions in the finance sector who are funding biodiversity related projects or who are using nature-related criteria for financing decisions.

Through this workstream, we will:

  • Identify and profile biodiversity investment opportunities (e.g. pro-biodiversity business/certified products; biodiversity offsetting and habitat banking, PES schemes and bio-carbon markets, financial services;
  • Identify funds and financial instruments supporting investment in biodiversity in the EU and worldwide; and
  • Identify key actors in the financial sector championing integration of biodiversity into investment decisions.

Finance Workstream Lead: Matt Rayment, ICF GHK

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Call for Evidence: Finance for Biodiversity

11 April 2013
B@B Members, Observers and Representatives are invited to participate in the work, by showcasing examples of products, services and initiatives, by providing information on their experiences of biodiversity-related finance, and by suggesting opportunities that will benefit biodiversity and business in future.

Observers are also welcome to contribute and companies that provide evidence of action on their own organisation will be automatically eligible to become Full Members of this Workstream.

Other interested parties are also invited to contribute evidence in response to this call, and to Join the Platform. B@B Members, Observers and Representatives are encouraged to circulate this call to any companies they believe may be interested to respond and/or join.

This Call for Evidence introduces the issues that we will be exploring together, and the key questions that we would like you to help us address, and provides a template for your response.

All submissions will be duly referenced and acknowledged, while Observers that provide evidence of actions on their own organisation will be automatically eligible to become Full Members of the Finance Workstream.

The deadline for submission of replies has been extended to 15 May 2014.

Interested parties should submit their input by completing the Response Template and return this, along with any supporting material, to the Finance Workstream lead: Matt Rayment