Who we are

Our Vision

Our vision is to align global finance with nature positive and equitable outcomes. 

Tackling climate change and reversing nature’s endangered state needs a reset of the nexus between nature and finance.

We see an historic opportunity to re-shape tomorrow’s businesses and economies to ensure nature positive outcomes and equitable distribution of their economic benefits.

Our Approach

NatureFinance is placing nature positive and equitable outcomes at the heart of global finance, from sovereign debt markets to early stage investor ecosystems, risk-related metrics, food system transition and anti-money laundering. Our underlying philosophy is collaborative working, to draw in the best technical, market and policy expertise wherever it is found. 

NatureFinance’s work is underpinned by three cross-cutting pathways to impact:

  1. Effective policy advocacy: increasing market opportunities and the success of nature positive enterprises and investments.
  2. Market engagement: creating an ecosystem of investable, nature-related ventures with the potential to shape nature positive markets.
  3. Innovation and incubation activities: accelerating nature positive outcomes at scale.

Unique Geneva & Swiss Ecosystem

Our work benefits from and contributes to the unique Geneva, and Swiss international ecosystem of financial, corporate, technological, policy and civil actors to enable it to become a global hub of excellence in nature-related finance.

 

Meet the Team

Simon Zadek
Simon Zadek, Executive Director

Simon Zadek, is the Executive Director of NatureFinance…

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Monique Atouguia
Monique Atouguia, Associate – Taskforce on Nature Markets

Monique is an Associate with NatureFinance…

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Ralph Chami
Ralph Chami, Senior Advisor

Ralph is a Senior Advisor with NatureFinance…

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Pamela Divinsky
Pamela Divinsky, Associate – Communications, Sovereign Debt

Pamela is an Associate with NatureFinance…

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Matthew Doncel
Matthew Doncel, Associate – Nature Crimes

Matthew is an associate with NatureFinace…

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Jeremy Eppel
Jeremy Eppel, Associate Principal

Jeremy Eppel is an Associate Principal with NatureFinance…

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Akinyi J. Eurallyah
Akinyi J. Eurallyah, Associate – Sovereign Debt

Akinyi is an associate with NatureFinace… 

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Ceandra Faria
Ceandra Faria, Associate Principal – Communications

Ceandra is an Associate Principal with NatureFinance…

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Marcelo Furtado
Marcelo Furtado, Principal

Marcelo is a Principal with NatureFinance…

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Mark Halle
Mark Halle, Senior Advisor

Mark is a Senior Advisor with NatureFinance…

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Katherine Keddie
Katherine Keddie, Advisor

Katherine and her team support digital outreach for NatureFinance…

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Rupesh Madlani
Rupesh Madlani, Senior Advisor

Rupesh is a Senior Advisor with NatureFinance…

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Louis de Montpellier
Louis de Montpellier, Senior Advisor

Louis de Montpellier is a Senior Advisor with NatureFinance…

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Justin Mundy
Justin Mundy, Senior Advisor

Justin Mundy is a Senior Advisor of NatureFinance…

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Daniel Muthiani
Daniel Muthiani, Associate – Operations

Daniel is an Associate with Naturefinance…

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Nathalie Nathe
Nathalie Nathe, Principal

Nathalie Nathe is a Principal with NatureFinance…

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Joanna O’Malley
Joanna O’Malley, Associate – Communications

Joanna is an Associate with Naturefinance…

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Gregor Pipan
Gregor Pipan, Senior Associate – Sovereign Debt

Gregor is a Senior Associate with NatureFinance…

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Tejes Pradeep
Tejes Pradeep, Associate

Tejes works as an Associate for NatureFinance…

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Lior Renous
Lior Renous, Senior Associate – Operations

Lior is a Senior Associate and leads operations at NatureFinance…

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Eva Sirp
Eva Sirp, Associate – Coordination

Eva is an Associate with Naturefinance…

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Karen Suassuna
Karen Suassuna, Advisor – Food Finance Nexus

Karen works as an advisor for NatureFinance…

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Shereen Wiseman
Shereen Wiseman, Associate – Coordination

Shereen is an Associate with Naturefinance…

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Meet the Board

Tom Brookes
Tom Brookes, Board Member

Tom Brookes is a board member of NatureFinance…

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Marianne Haahr
Marianne Haahr, Board Member

Marianne Haahr is a board member with NatureFinance…

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Sean Hinton
Sean Hinton, Board Member

Sean Hinton is a board member of NatureFinance

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Holger Schmid
Holger Schmid, Chair, NatureFinance Board

Holger Schmid is Chair of the NatureFinance board…

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Vian Sharif
Vian Sharif, Board Member

Dr. Vian Sharif is a board member with NatureFinance

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Our history as the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative (F4B)

The Finance for Biodiversity Initiative (F4B) was established in 2019 with support from the MAVA Foundation. F4B’s core mission was to increase the materiality of biodiversity in financial decision making and so better align global finance with nature conservation and restoration. NatureFinance will build and expand on F4B’s high-impact work and partnerships.

“Building a nature positive future is not just about natural resources; it’s also about financial sustainability. If we can demonstrate the economic benefits to humanity of a well-functioning ecosystem, we’re much more likely to maintain that ecosystem functionally into the future.”

Andre Hoffmann President, MAVA Foundation

Timeline

2019

The Finance for Biodiversity Initiative is established in October 2019 as an initiative to increase the materiality of biodiversity in financial decision-making, and so better align global finance with nature conservation and restoration.

2020

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, F4B publishes the first “Greenness of Stimulus Index” that evaluates the ecological sustainability of COVID stimulus programs.

2021

F4B’s released work pointing to how the global financial system can and must be reshaped to internalise nature and climate costs, and finance the next generation of food production systems that can deliver affordable nutrition for all.

2022

Launch of F4B initiative, the Taskforce on Nature Market, with an initial white paper covering challenges and opportunities associated with ‘nature markets’, including voluntary carbon markets, nature credits and soft commodities.

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