Free one-day international knowledge exchange workshop

The Institute for Global Food Security and Queen’s Business School at Queen’s University Belfast will host a one-day international knowledge exchange workshop on 21 March 2024. It will focus on how private sector investment in nature restoration (with a focus on biodiversity) can be mobilised.

This event is free. You can register here.

The workshop is part of the NERC funded Financial Rewards for Improved Biodiversity Outcomes (FRIBO) project. The one-day event in Belfast will include case studies from Bank of Ireland that will highlight current and emerging best practice examples from the financial sector, covering design and implementation of nature finance products from a finance perspective.

The ‘Nature of Finance’ report, authored by KPMG Sustainable Futures and commissioned by the International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence (ISFCOE) through support from Skillnet Ireland will also be presented. This report is understood to be the first independent assessment of nature-related risks and opportunities for Ireland’s financial sector.

Confirmed Guest Speakers (full programme to follow)

  • Paul Harris, Sustainable Product Innovation Lead (Bank of Ireland)
  • Thomas Bell - Director, Sustainable Futures (KPMG Ireland)
  • Speaker name tbc - Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)