IFB presenting at the CGFI Annual Forum

The Chair and members of the panel at the IFB session at the CGFI Forum 2023.The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) held its second Annual Forum on Monday 12th of June 2023. The Forum focused on the role of data, analytics and innovation in advancing green finance in the UK and internationally.

IFB was delighted to take a stand at the event and for a selection of Project Leaders to present in a well-attended dedicated session. The format was -

1) Introduction to the biodiversity crisis by the Session Chair, Bruce Howard from Ecosystems Knowledge Network

2) NERC/Coordination Function: NPF Programme Descriptor and context for Phase II – Shewly Choudhury, NERC Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Programme Design and Management

3) Introduction of the Panel Members - presenters and representatives from the finance sector.

4) Presentations

  • Decision-grade data on nature: integrating biodiversity and finance - Hannah Rudman, SRUC
  • Nature-positive investment opportunities through solar parks: Case for support - Paul Hudson, University of York
  • Financial rewards for improved biodiversity outcomes (FRIBO) - Lisa Sheehan, Queen's University Belfast
  • Seascape Restoration Research Network - Karolina Shalska, University of Portsmouth
  • Integrating Nature-Climate Scenarios & Analytics for Financial Decision-Making (INCAF) - Nicola Ranger and Tom Oliver, University of Oxford and University of Reading

5) Specific questions to speakers led by Chair

6) Open Session led by the Chair - an opportunity for delegates to talk freely and openly with the panel members.

Full details of the day's programme are available on the CGFI website.