NatureFinance at The World Economic Forum in Davos 2024

January 11, 2024

The World Economic Forum in Davos is set to take place from the 15th-19th January 2024.

Ahead of Davos, NatureFinance is keenly focused on advancing discussions about a future in a world beyond 1.5 degrees. In a recent publication, “Time to Plan for a Future Beyond 1.5 Degrees,” NatureFinance underscored the urgency of taking bold and practical action to meet the magnitude of the nature and climate crises. At COP28, NatureFinance held events and collaborated with businesses and lawmakers to comprehend the ramifications of this critical shift. NatureFinance is dedicated to driving meaningful dialogue and looks forward to hosting an event in collaboration with InTent during Davos on this topic as well as engaging with a number of other events to encourage broader engagement with this crucial issue. Below, you will find the most up-to-date details of these events. 

NatureFinance Event: Planning For A Future Beyond 1.5°C

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Date: 15th January, 2024

Time: 12:00-14:00 CET

Location: SDG Tent – Room Earth, 139 Promenade 7260 Davos Dorf Switzerland

The World Meteorological Organisation estimates that there is a 66% chance of global temperatures breaching the crucial 1.5°C threshold for at least a year, potentially as early as 2026. Working with businesses and legislators at COP28, NatureFinance highlighted the need to double down on minimising the rise in global temperatures, and simultaneously initiate unconventional measures to unlock radical innovation in the face of a world beyond 1.5°C.

Through this lunch event, NatureFinance invites participants to think beyond 1.5°C and consider key questions including (but not restricted to):

  • Are existing business models, investment portfolios, and policies resilient in a post-1.5°C world?
  • Where are the greatest points of vulnerability, and what are the barriers to radical change?
  • How can actions and solutions developed for a post-1.5°C world prioritize and promote equity?


  • Isobel Cohen (Principal, NatureFinance)

Contributors include:

  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève (Co-President, Club of Rome)
  • Mafalda Duarte (Executive Director, the Green Climate Fund)
  • Andre Hoffmann (Vice-Chairman, Roche and Co-Founder, InTent, Switzerland)
  • Naoko Ishii (Vice president and professor, as well as Director for Center for Global Commons at the University of Tokyo)
  • Leslie Johnston (CEO, Laudes Foundation)
  • Marco Lambertini (Convenor, the Nature Positive Initiative, Special Envoy WWF International)
  • Chris Luebkeman (Head of Strategic Foresight Hub, ETH Zurich, Founder, [y]our2040)
  • Marie-Laure Schaufelberger (Head of ESG and Stewardship, the Pictet Group)
  • Simon Zadek (Co- CEO, Nature Finance)

Co-Hosted by: NatureFinance and Intent


NatureFinance Davos public speaking appointments

17th January: Biodiversity Credits

139 Promenade 7260 Davos Dorf Switzerland | 12:00 – 14:00 (CET)

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With the health of Earth ecosystems at their lowest in human history, systemic risks to business and the economy are increasing, emphasising the urgent need to halt and reverse biodiversity loss globally. Yet nature is still undervalued and a substantial finance gap remains. Biodiversity credits are gaining momentum as one of the instruments that can help mobilize capital for biodiversity conservation and restoration. This emerging market is undergoing rapid developments and many initiatives are focusing on integrity and transparency to ensure the market can deliver on its potential.

Organized in partnership with the International Advisory Panel on Biodiversity Credits, this session will bring together stakeholders from across sectors to take stock of the current state of the market and conduct a horizon scan to define the gaps and areas of development for the future viability and success of the market. For more information and to register, click here.

NatureFinance Speaker: Simon Zadek


17th January: Harmonising Science & Technology for a Positive Impact on Nature & Society

House of Trust, Promenade 40, Davos, Switzerland | 15:00 – 16:00 (CET)

This in-person gathering will bring together experts, technology innovators, scientists, investors and nature enthusiasts to explore how we can use the power of science and technology to create a positive impact on nature and society.

Embark on a captivating journey as this event delves into a dynamic panel discussion featuring four forward-thinking organisations who are passionately driving the restoration movement through collaborating with and through technology and science. Together, they are orchestrating change at three crucial levels – grassroots, corporate, and governmental – all seamlessly woven together by the threads of science and storytelling. For more information and to register, click here.

NatureFinance Speaker: Simon Zadek


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