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

Arend Kulenkampff
Arend Kulenkampff, Sovereign Financing Lead and Director, Sustainability-linked Sovereign Debt Hub

Arend leads NatureFinance’s work on sovereign financing…

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Barbara Oldani
Barbara Oldani, Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Sustainability-linked Sovereign Debt Hub

Barbara is the Lead, Stakeholder Engagement for the NatureFinance convened Sustainability-linked Sovereign Debt Hub…

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Ceandra Faria
Ceandra Faria, Associate Principal – Communications

Ceandra is an Associate Principal with NatureFinance…

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Daniel Muthiani
Daniel Muthiani, Associate – Operations

Daniel is an Associate with Naturefinance…

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Darya Messina
Darya Messina, Program Administrator

Darya is a Program Administrator at NatureFinance, with a focus…

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Dorothee Herr
Dorothee Herr, Senior Associate – Nature Markets

Dorothée Herr is a Senior Associate at NatureFinance…

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Eva Sirp
Eva Sirp, Associate – Coordination

Eva is an Associate with Naturefinance…

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Folkert Jager
Folkert Jager, Financial Director

Folkert Jager is the Financial Director at NatureFinance…

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Gregor Pipan
Gregor Pipan, Senior Associate – Sovereign Debt

Gregor is a Senior Associate with NatureFinance…

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Hiba Larsson
Hiba Larsson, Principal, Nature Investment

Hiba Larsson is a Principal at NatureFinance, and leads the organisation’s nature investment activities…

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Jeremy Eppel
Jeremy Eppel, Associate Principal

Jeremy Eppel is an Associate Principal with NatureFinance…

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Julie McCarthy
Julie McCarthy, Managing Director

Julie McCarthy is the Managing Director at NatureFinance…

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Justin Mundy
Justin Mundy, Senior Advisor

Justin Mundy is a Senior Advisor of NatureFinance…

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Katherine Keddie
Katherine Keddie, Advisor

Katherine and her team support digital outreach for NatureFinance…

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Lior Renous
Lior Renous, Associate Principal – Operations

Lior is an Associate Principal and leads operations at 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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Luana Maia
Luana Maia, Senior Associate

Senior Associate

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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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Matthew Doncel
Matthew Doncel, Associate – Nature Crimes

Matthew is an associate with NatureFinace…

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Monique Atouguia
Monique Atouguia, Associate – Taskforce on Nature Markets

Monique is an Associate with NatureFinance…

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Natan Aquino
Natan Aquino, Advisor, Brand & Design

Natan Aquino is NatureFinance’s Brand & Design Advisor…

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Rupesh Madlani
Rupesh Madlani, Senior Advisor

Rupesh is a Senior Advisor with NatureFinance…

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Ralph Chami
Ralph Chami, Senior Advisor

Ralph is a Senior Advisor with NatureFinance…

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Roberta Zandonai
Roberta Zandonai, Communications & Engagement Coordinator

Roberta is a Communications & Engagement Coordinator at NatureFinance…

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Samuel Beswick
Samuel Beswick, IT Portfolio Senior Coordinator

Samuel Beswick is a NatureFinance Senior Associate, IT Portfolio…

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Shereen Wiseman
Shereen Wiseman, Associate – Coordination

Shereen is an Associate with Naturefinance…

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Simon Zadek
Simon Zadek, Executive Director

Simon Zadek is the Executive Director at NatureFinance…

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Meet the Board

Holger Schmid
Holger Schmid, Chair, NatureFinance Board

Holger Schmid is Chair of the NatureFinance board…

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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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Tom Brookes
Tom Brookes, Board Member

Tom Brookes is a board member of NatureFinance…

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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



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.


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


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.


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.

NatureFinance Partners

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