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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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WATCH: The White House ‘Knowledge in Nature’ event

21 May 2022 / WORDS BY Pollination

Today is UN International Day for Biological Diversity, which aims to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Momentum is building for greater action as the global community is called to re-examine our relationship to the natural world. In line with this The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recently brought together multi-disciplinary experts to discuss how to protect nature and highlight that biodiversity is the answer to several sustainable development challenges.

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Inside Pollination: Gail Sucharitakul on why her childhood in Thailand inspired her career in climate change

13 May 2022 / WORDS BY Pollination and Gail Sucharitakul, Associate

IInternational Women’s Day is a global day for celebrating the achievements of women, past, present, and future. At Pollination, we wanted to bring to the fore the voices of women in biodiversity conservation, highlighting and supporting women in leadership and community roles who are protecting and restoring our nature.

In the first of a series of interviews, we talked to Amy Armstrong, Director of The Resilient Reefs and Great Barrier Reef Foundation about her work and experiences.

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Why the UK Investment Bank must nurture nature

29 April 2022 / WORDS BY Gavin Templeton - Partner, Pollination

The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) provides an opportunity to demonstrate the country’s capacity for climate leadership in two crucial ways: first, by showing the extent to which we genuinely value nature by delivering both a net-zero and nature-positive economy, and second, by actively crowding in the private sector to invest in nature and natural capital.

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Green growth in play for those willing to build it

21 April 2022 / WORDS BY Zoe Whitton - Partner, Pollination

The latest IPCC report is about three thousand pages of what seems to be the same message we’re used to hearing on climate change: we’re still not doing it right. However, hidden in the mix is a curious bright spot – some countries are on the right track, building economies which are growing and decarbonising.

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Women in conservation : Lessons in leadership

22 March 2022 / WORDS BY DEVON MCLEOD

IInternational Women’s Day is a global day for celebrating the achievements of women, past, present, and future. At Pollination, we wanted to bring to the fore the voices of women in biodiversity conservation, highlighting and supporting women in leadership and community roles who are protecting and restoring our nature.

In the first of a series of interviews, we talked to Amy Armstrong, Director of The Resilient Reefs and Great Barrier Reef Foundation about her work and experiences.

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As flood waters rose, they exposed failures in our foresight, planning and resilience

17 March 2022 / WORDS BY Geoff Summerhayes

The flood crisis unfolding has highlighted fundamental issues in foresight, planning and resilience – with devastating impacts for communities.

These issues are the responsibility of the private sector as much as they are the responsibility of government.

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