CPIC semi-annual members’ meeting
Date: September 3 – 8, between 8:00-10:00 am EST | 2:00-4:00 pm CEST
Venue: On site in Marseille and online
Our next CPIC semi-annual members meeting will take place online and in-person in Marseille, France, on September 3, between 2-4pm CEST (8-10 am EST). We will be updating the membership on our new governance and strategy, and launching the first CPIC Conservation Finance report.
We’re excited to see you there. Please register today!
Welcome and housekeeping
MC: Torsten Thiele, Global Ocean Trust
Update on CPIC
- Governance & strategy – Ned Neaher, W&C
- Platform Coordinator update (members, comms, new opportunities) – Christina Mallin, South Pole
- Progress of the Nature+ Accelerator Fund- Edit Kiss, Mirova Natural Capital
Moderator: Avril Benchimol, GEF
Presentation: CPIC First Conservation Finance report – key findings
Juliette Baralon, South Pole and John Tobin, Cornell University
Break out sessions
1. Meeting investor needs on impact measurement
Project developers need to be able to demonstrate clear impacts on biodiversity to investors. On the other hand disclosures on investments – their risks, impact and dependencies on biodiversity under TNFD are emerging. This break out session will focus on a discussion around the principles we should apply for measuring biodiversity
Session lead: Frank Hawkins, IUCN
2. Growing the conservation finance pipeline
Despite the increasingly mainstream nature of investments in the forestry and carbon sectors, other areas within conservation finance struggle to demonstrate bankability or impact. But there is hope on the horizon as larger players look to scale up their own investments through dedicated funds, and others look to address conservation challenges through landscape-level financing. This breakout session will look at emerging trends and how large players are scaling conservation investments via dedicated funds, and discuss how different actors can help increase deal flow in otherwise underfunded sectors in conservation.
Session lead: Melissa Weigel, NatureVest/The Nature Conservancy
3. CPIC strategy and way forward
Learn more about the past developments of CPIC, our strategy for the coming years, and how you can get involved.
Session lead: Alan Martinez, Cornell Atkinson
Wrap-up session: Recap of the breakout sessions and Q&A
Speakers: Breakout session leads