Upcoming Events

13 June 2022 | Webinar

Nature-related risks, central banks and financial system resilience

Explore how central banks are starting to tackle nature and biodiversity loss, recognising the need to consider this critical topic in order to maintain monetary and financial stability across the economy. Taking a global view, this webinar looks at the challenges faced by both developed and emerging economies worldwide, taking stock of the increasing speed of development in this fast-evolving space, as policymakers, regulators, central banks and financial institutions realise they can leverage their experience in climate to take rapid action on nature. 

Past Events

UNEP FI podcast: Financing a just transition to a sustainable blue economy

UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) · Financing a just transition to a sustainable blue economy Including social equity considerations in investment decisions and processes is critical for the blue economy to deliver its full potential in addressing global challenges. In this episode, we look at the human dimension of the sustainable blue economy, focusing on…

12 April 2022 | Online

We need to talk about biodiversity | How to engage with corporates?

Designed for institutional investors, this webinar highlights best practices and offers guidance on why and how to engage with companies on biodiversity. Discover a new guide on engaging with companies, created with investors and building on best practices learned. It is published by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation and the EU Finance@Biodiversity Community.

26 April 2022 | Webinar

We need to talk about biodiversity | Are Corporates Ready?

This roundtable webinar will examine whether companies are ready and well-positioned for reporting and disclosing on nature-related risks and opportunities. The webinar is focused on financial institutions as report users, but is also relevant for a corporate and an NGO audience.

10 March 2022 | Webinar

Diving Deep: Finance, Ocean Pollution and Coastal Resilience

This webinar will present a new practical toolkit for financial institutions to pivot their activities towards financing a sustainable blue economy in two key ocean sectors: coastal infrastructure and resilience, and waste prevention and management including plastic.

17 February 2022 | Webinar

Sustainable Blue Finance: from guidance to practice

This event aims at showcasing the practical actions taken by financial institutions towards implementing the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles and associated Turning the Tide Guidance. Four leading institutions engaging with sustainable blue finance will introduce a case study ahead of a live Q&A session.

11 January 2022 | Webinar

Getting started in nature, biodiversity and finance

Aimed at banks, institutional investors and insurers who are at the beginning of their journey in addressing nature loss, this webinar will introduce how nature is connected to climate change and finance, as well as introducing key concepts and initiatives.

6 January 2022 | Webinar

New green shoots – the latest innovations in nature finance

Join UNEP FI, PRI, the EU Finance@Biodiversity Community and the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge to hear about positive stories and the latest innovations for financing nature. Bringing together inspiration for the new year, we will be celebrating finance projects and mechanisms which aimed towards the protection, recovery and resilience of nature.

11 November 2021 | Virtual

COP26 event: Funding the Sustainable Blue Economy

This session focuses on how we can mobilise both public and private financial flows from banks, insurers and investors, towards a sustainable ocean industry that offers an immense potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation, using key frameworks and initiatives, including the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles – to rebuild, renew and replenish the ocean – for people and planet.

21 October 2021 | Webinar

How can financial institutions support and benefit from ocean health?

A healthy ocean is key for a sustainable future both for people and the planet. Join this webinar to learn more about practical steps financial institutions can take to align their activities with ocean health and hear from pioneers and experts in the field of ocean finance.

20-21 October 2021 | Series of webinars

Nature-Positive Insurance Series

A leadership series convened by UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to set the global agenda for nature-positive insurance.

26 May 2021 | Online

Aligning Financial Portfolios with Biodiversity Goals

The new, ground-breaking biodiversity module within the ENCORE tool enables financial institutions to identify risks and opportunities, in order to align their activities to a goal of no net biodiversity loss globally. Two sessions of the webinar “Aligning Financial Portfolios with Biodiversity Goals” will be held virtually on Wednesday, 26th May 2021 to introduce this…

16 April 2021 | Online conference

Sustainable Financing of the Blue Economy

The European Investment Bank, WWF and the partners of the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles are delighted to invite you to join an event on the margins of the 2021 virtual Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group: Sustainable Financing of the Blue Economy.

1-5 March 2021 | Online

The Economist Group’s Eighth Annual World Ocean Summit Virtual Week

The Economist’s World Ocean Summit 2021 is going virtual for the first time and for this year only, the event is free-to-attend. The virtual week offers the opportunity to access 30 hours of highly curated content over five days, and the chance to make meaningful connections no matter where you are in the world. The focus continues on high-level conversation and policymaking in plenary sessions as well as industry focus in six dedicated tracks: aquaculture, fishing, energy, plastics, shipping, and tourism.