Catalysing finance for nature-positive growth in Africa: the role of financial institutions in protecting natural capital

Date: 04 March 2022
Time: 9:30am – 10:45am CAT

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For financial institutions and companies, the first step on this journey is to be able to understand their exposure to nature-related risks. This is the impetus behind the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure, a global initiative to create a framework for managing and reporting on the risks and opportunities of nature.

But what does this mean for Africa, how can it have a voice in shaping the framework and what steps can policymakers take to encourage investment in natural capital in their country?

Drawing experts from both public and private sectors, the panel discussion will address these and other questions such as: what role can the finance sector play in protecting and growing Africa’s natural capital through its investment, lending and underwriting portfolios and how can policy enable better management of nature-related risks? The session will also hear about the launch of the African Natural Capital Alliance (ANCA), a new body led by some of Africa’s leading financial institutions along with UNECA and FSD Africa, which will work in partnership with TNFD to spearhead this initiative in Africa.