WIF 2021: Sustainable Investment and Natural Capital

21 Oct, 2021

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

This session was organized in collaboration with Planet Tracker and brings together key players in the research and reporting efforts on natural capital to discuss the role of investors, issues and exchanges and explore how exchanges may be able to raise awareness of these risks and opportunities in their own markets. 


The webinar took place on 21 October, from 14:30 to 15:30 (CEST).


Nature dependency does not only have an impact on actors in the real economy and non-financial companies. Apart from being subject to their own nature-related risks, financial sector companies, through the way of their involvement with non-financial actors and through their investments (especially in commodities, either direct or through derivatives), are also subject to the nature-related risks of the real economy. 

As such, it is important for both non-financial and financial actors to become aware of these risks. Disclosure can help to inform investors and introduce a positive pressure on companies to act responsibly. In September 2020, an international financial sector led informal working group was established to plan a Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, with the goal of helping companies to identify, assess, manage and report their impacts and dependencies on nature.


About WIF

The UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF) is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics. For more information and the full programme of events, visit: worldinvestmentforum.unctad.org 


  • Stéphane Boujnah
    Euronext Group
  • Peter Elwin
    Director of Fixed Income
    Planet Tracker
  • Simon Zadek
    Finance for Biodiversity Initiative
  • Odile Conchou
    Financial Sector Focal Point
  • Siobhan Cleary
    Senior Specialist
    UN SSE

About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.