Natural Capital and the Financial Sector Seminar – 3rd edition – 12th of October 2017 (Brussels)

Is climate change and our natural capital important to the financial sector?

Did you know that the financial sector is exposed to risks from deforestation and degradation linked to the production and processing of soft commodities such as soy, palm oil and beef? This is according to research by UNEP and the Natural Capital Finance Alliance.

During this seminar we wish to help the financial community in Belgium in understanding the economic consequences of natural capital dependency in order to identify risk and opportunity from growing natural resource pressures and increasing environmental regulation related to Climate Change.

Natural capital liabilities such as carbon, water, resource dependency, pollutants and waste are threatening the ability of our natural ecosystems to deliver economic growth. The impact is already being felt through volatile commodity prices linked to extreme weather events and natural resource constraints. Governments are also beginning to ask companies to internalise environmental costs through regulatory frameworks.

We’ll give insights to help the participants identify environmental liabilities concealed within corporate value chains and help them integrate natural capital considerations in financial products and services.

The seminar will be a three hour event (incl networking) with regular questions to the audience to create a dynamic and productive work atmosphere.

Date : Thursday 12th of October 2017 ,16h – 19h (to be confirmed)

Location: to be determined

Experts at your service during the event: Naturalogic, CO2logic and Trucost

Program: coming soon

Who should attend? Banks, Insurance companies, Institutional investors, Asset owners, Asset managers, Investor Relations

Limited seats! For registration: