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A carbon credit with inherently questionable value is no good for the climate or the sector but it’s also no good to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
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The risks and opportunities associated with nature are a major action item for general partners this year, according to senior ESG and sustainability execs.
Alvar de Wolff, Bregal Capital
Alvar de Wolff, managing director, head of ESG and responsible investing at Bregal Investments, tells New Private Markets what the firm is thinking about nature-based risks and opportunities in 2023.
Natural capital is becoming both a distinct impact strategy and an aperture through which to view an entire portfolio for risk management and value creation opportunities.
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Climate Asset Management is targeting $600m for the Nature Based Carbon Strategy fund from corporates including HSBC.
Amara Goeree, Schroders Capital
Far from pulling back on sustainability efforts, clients now see them as a way of driving value through a downturn, says Amara Goeree, Schroders Capital's sustainability director for private equity.
A butterfly is attracted to some purple flowers on a green plant under a blue sky
All eyes are on Montreal as COP15 looks to deliver an international commitment on biodiversity retention and restoration that can replicate the impact of the Paris Climate Accords.
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The French firm has bought natural capital business International Woodland Company to add to its existing private markets strategies.
The second State of Finance for Nature report found that nature-based solutions are underfinanced if the world is to meet climate and biodiversity goals.
Essex Pension Fund becomes the first LP to commit to Stafford’s first timberland fund which has carbon credit revenue built into its returns profile.

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