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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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Inside Pollination: Matthew Cranford on the relentless tenacity required during this ‘decade of delivery’ on climate change

20 July 2022 / WORDS BY Pollination and Matthew Cranford, Director

Continuing our series of interviews from inside the Pollination community we talked to Matthew Cranford, a Director in our US team, about how he was inspired to embark on a career in climate finance by seeing the impact affordable capital could make on the communities most vulnerable to climate risk in the Andes and how it was shaped by working on the Green Climate Fund at the U.S. Treasury under the Obama administration in the run up to COP21.

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ARCHIVE: NatCap Wrap – June

14 July 2022 / WORDS BY Emily Briggs, Executive Director and Pollination

In this edition of the NatCap Wrap our focus is on water, with new studies highlighting the clear financial risk for companies. Plus, we take a look at some pioneering EU nature-focused initiatives, and find out which countries are the main culprits when it comes to overshooting planetary boundaries.

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How to make sustainable farming pay

22 June 2022 / WORDS BY Pollination

Last week was significant for UK food and agriculture with the launch of the Government’s food strategy and the Sustainable Food Trust publishing its report on ‘Feeding Britain from the Ground Up’. Together these mark a critical step towards greater awareness and alignment on the imperative for the transformation of food systems more broadly.

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Inside Pollination: Mila Cerecina on why courageous creativity is needed to tackle the climate crisis

13 June 2022 / WORDS BY Pollination and Mila Cerecina, Executive Director

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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Blue carbon in action

08 June 2022 / WORDS BY Lauren Drake

We are now at the tipping point where private markets are entering the picture, providing the finance needed to restore magnificent carbon-storing ecosystems at scale.

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ARCHIVE: NatCap Wrap – May

08 June 2022 / WORDS BY Dr Jane (Carter) Ingram, Executive Director and Pollination

The NatCap Wrap is a monthly digest of natural capital news and insights. In this second edition we unpack an important step forward in the US on natural capital, look at what the announcement of the Nature Action 100 means for companies, and muse on how many of us will become ‘sponge dwellers’ in the future.

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