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Nature the most fundamental form of capital

26 August 2020 / WORDS BY Martijn Wilder AM

A new investment thematic – Natural capital – is emerging.  Natural capital can help pension and sovereign wealth funds meet their need for mandated returns, and satisfy their requirements to do so in a way that is not only less harmful, but has the potential to restore the environment.

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Protected: Decoding Article 6 in 2024

04 April 2024 / WORDS BY Sophie Leitch, Beatriz Sampaio, Rachel Barrales and Veda FitzSimons

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World Ocean Summit: we need a blue revolution.


It was fantastic to join the conversation at the World Ocean Summit in Lisbon last week and see governments, finance, corporations, NGOs, and academia come together to discuss the scaling of a sustainable blue economy. The conversation focused on how we can unlock the ocean’s potential to tackle the climate biodiversity crises by scaling investment while also building stakeholder trust.  

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Building the base for nature positive across the built environment

19 March 2024 / WORDS BY Guy Williams and Sophie St John

The built environment, and associated infrastructure sector, is very well placed to pursue ambitious nature targets.

When it comes to nature risk and opportunity, there’s a fallacy we sometimes see amongst corporates that it’s a new space, impossibly complex, and must be completely understood before it can be addressed. Those who put nature in the ‘too hard’ basket are failing to recognise the opportunities it presents, and the scale of relevant work and data they have often already accumulated. Few companies would be approaching nature from a standing start if they were to start planning more deliberately and explicitly for it today. The reality is we already know an awful lot about nature, what is needed and what impacts we are having – and this is particularly true in the built environment sector.

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We convened stakeholders across sectors to discuss how to collaboratively finance the green transition. Here’s what we heard.

13 March 2024 / WORDS BY Pollination

With governments around the world continuing to allocate funds towards sustainable initiatives, public capital has become a driving force behind the transition to a net-zero, nature-positive future. Last week, Pollination hosted a group of 25 leaders across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in our DC office for an engaging dialogue on the financial incentives that are fueling the green transition and the role of public funding in addressing climate change.

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Radical forest diplomacy: The potential of contemporary art to bridge the political divide

29 January 2024 / WORDS BY Rebecca Lake

Pollination Associate Director Rebecca Lake attended the inaugural Tasmanian Forest Economics Conference at Mona to listen, observe and contribute to a conversation steeped in history and contention.

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Pollination’s five official nominees for the 2024 Earthshot Prize

21 December 2023 / WORDS BY Pollination

The Earthshot Prize 2024 launched in October and Pollination is proud to be an Official Nominator. We’ve been selected to draw on our unique expertise across climate and nature to identify the most inspiring, impactful and inclusive solutions which would qualify for a one-million-pound prize.

We have nominated the following initiatives based on their potential to repair and regenerate our planet and inspire others to do so.

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