ENCORE! Originally aired September 25
Thursday, November 12 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST (3:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST)
Duration: 90 min
Description: The drivers of biodiversity loss often come down to economic and market forces. Our current economic system favors short-term gain over long-term stewardship of assets, including nature. This set of sessions identifies opportunities to better align global and national goals to protect, restore and sustainably manage nature, with goals for sustainable economic development. This session also calls upon the financial and business sector to disrupt business-as-usual by placing nature at the center of decision-making, and lays out the path forward to achieving a transformational economy for a better, greener, more just future.
Session 2.4 Innovations in Private Finance for Nature’s Missing Middle
This session will explore the challenges and opportunities for financing SMEs within the broad scope of nature-based solutions and showcase examples of specific nature-based projects that have been financed through pioneering risk-mitigating instruments. In light of these examples, we will review the main opportunities and challenges in financing the missing middle, nature-based businesses.