The objective of this initiative is to trigger transformative change at the nexus of finance and biodiversity. But proposing to focus on financing is not just about the search for adequate risk adjusted financial returns to private financial capital.

Financing is as much to do with the complex social, economic and political interests, values and norms. Critical to the initiative is a strategic focus designed to intervene effectively and drive fundamental change in a complex and multifaceted financial system.

We aim to help reverse the widescale destruction of biodiversity by driving financing (and its pervasive influence on the economy and environment) both out of activities that destroy biodiversity and into those that help preserve it. We will do this by:

  • Developing a living narrative and communications
  • Increasing understanding of biodiversity finance
  • Activating biodiversity finance liability
  • Integrating biodiversity into finance governance
  • Financing innovations
  • Mobilising civil society

Partners

  • Global Strategic Communications Council
  • Vivid Economics

Budget

MAVA has allocated CHF 10,000,000 annually to this Action Plan over a period of 30 months.

We welcome any financing partnership that can grow and continue this initiative.

Contact

Holger Schmid

Director, Switzerland Sustainable Economy

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