Our Mission


In line with the Green Finance Institute’s broader vision of a greener future made possible by finance, GFI Hive’s mission is to increase private investment in nature restoration, nature-based solutions and nature-positive outcomes in and for the UK.

We work with the finance sector, government, academia, environmental NGOs and land managers to identify and unlock barriers to this mission.


The Challenge


An estimated £44 billion to £97 billion in additional financing is needed to achieve the UK’s key nature goals by 2030. Globally this gap is estimated to be over $8 trillion by 2050.




To fill this gap, private finance will be required in addition to public finance. However, for private finance to be mobilised, there are three over-arching Mission Critical requirements the Institute has identified.



What we do at GFI Hive


In order to respond to the above challenges, GFI Hive:

  • Acts as a knowledge sharing hub for private investment and finance for nature and nature-based solutions;
  • Identifies barriers and co-designs solutions to private investment in nature working with the finance sector in addition to government, business and environmental stakeholders; and
  • Supports the work of stakeholders with similar aims including identifying private investment opportunities.


In addition to our nature and finance work at GFI Hive, the Green Finance Institute hosts the Secretariat for the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures with support from UNEP and UNDP, and is an adviser and assessor for the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund.

GFI Hive is a collaborative platform funded by philanthropic donors and government and we invite you to connect with us using the email below and by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.