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Ground-breaking conference on natural capital investment: programme announced

Triodos Bank to be lead sponsor for the 2018 Natural Capital Investment Conference, discussing how to invest in the UK’s natural environment

13-11-2017 |

A major conference taking place in London on 1st March 2018 will identify the best ways of securing much-needed investment in the UK’s natural environment.  Taking place at the British Library in London, the Natural Capital Investment Conference will mark a significant step forward in the quest for new ways of financing the restoration of natural features such as woodland and wetland.  The benefits that flow to everyone from this ‘natural capital’ have been valued at billions of pounds.

This ground-breaking event is expected to gather over 200 environmental and finance experts to discuss the investment mechanisms that will be required to support the restoration of the environment.

The Rt Hon. Lord Deben, recently re-appointed Chair of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, will provide the opening address.  He will be followed by presentations from environmental and finance leaders involved in natural capital investment.

Triodos Bank, a global pioneer in sustainable banking, is a lead sponsor for the Natural Capital Investment Conference.

Bevis Watts, Triodos Bank UK Managing Director, said: “This conference is a crucial opportunity to progress the use of natural capital investment in the UK. We need to develop scalable mechanisms for investment in natural capital that create a better link between our economy and its use of our natural resources. Triodos is keen to support the development of this new and important market.”

Bruce Howard, leader of conference-organiser the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, said: “Natural capital investment is vital for everyone’s prosperity and wellbeing. We are looking forward to action-oriented dialogue about this new frontier for green finance in the UK.”

Booking for the Conference is now open. For more information on the event and how to book, visit https://ecosystemsknowledge.net/naturalcapitalconference

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For further information please contact:
Claire Forrest
Communications and Project Manager, Ecosystems Knowledge Network
0333 240 6990
claire@ecosystemsknowledge.net

Ed Grattan
PR and Communications Manager, Triodos Bank
0117 311 0229 
ed.grattan@triodos.co.uk

About the Ecosystems Knowledge Network
We are the UK’s leading forum to help people manage the environment as an asset with benefits for everyone. The Ecosystems Knowledge Network brings together 2,200 professionals around the UK, working both within and beyond the environment sector. Our members are distributed across the private, public, third and academic sectors. We were established as a commitment in HM Government’s 2011 Environment White Paper, Securing the Value of Nature. We are a registered charity.

http://ecosystemsknowledge.net

About Triodos Bank
Triodos Bank is a global pioneer in sustainable banking using the power of finance to invest in projects that are good for people and the planet. Triodos uses its €13.5 billion (2016) in assets to create social, environmental and cultural value in a transparent and sustainable way.

With UK operations based in Bristol, Triodos Bank has branches in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany and an agency in France. Globally, Triodos Bank has microfinance projects in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, and is a founding member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a worldwide network of 43 banks seeking to transform finance into a vehicle of positive influence.

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