Natural capital investments and the opportunity to engage the USD 120 trillion investment management industry

A growing number of private sector investors are factoring environmental concerns into their investment decisions. This is likely to grow even further.

The focus has primarily been on the greenhouse gas emissions in the past, but now natural assets such as water, soil, air and living organisms are in focus. Some examples are:

  • Using carbon credits to generate revenue streams for forests
  • Bonds for Preventing deforestation
  • Debt-for-nature conversion to protect oceans
  • Protecting coastal assets through insurance
  • Investing in sustainable sectors
  • Water funds for Freshwater protection
  • Sustainability targets linked loans
  • Impact funds
  • Innovative solutions such as creating the market to trade in stormwater credits to prevent urban flooding