Dasgupta Review: A Pathway for Action for the Financial Sector

by | May 25, 2021

The Green Finance Institute convened and consulted with over 40 representatives from banks, asset managers, asset owners, standard setters and conservation finance specialists to respond to the Dasgupta Review’s findings.

The group discussed the conclusions of the Review – specifically Chapters 17 and 20 that highlight nature-related financial risk, and the need to mobilise capital towards nature’s protection and restoration – and suggested courses of action to be taken to embed nature into financial decision-making.

The result is a Pathway for Action which sets out ten over-arching recommendations for the financial sector and two key recommendations for the public sector – measures governments can take to support a swifter mobilisation of private capital away from nature-negative outcomes and towards nature-positive activities.

The twelve recommendations are featured below to explore further with accompanying short videos with finance practitioners sharing their own experiences. There is also a pdf of the full report and a supplementary paper on commodity-based certifications.

Natural Capital Lunch & Learn Series

From the 15th – 17th June, the Green Finance Institute and Pollination will be co-hosting a Natural Capital Lunch & Learn series of webinars for practitioners that discuss risk management and best practices, as well as innovations in nature-positive investing and new takes on blended finance. Many of the Recommendations below will feature in the panels. Please click here for more details and to register.