Banking on a Wilder Tomorrow

Wednesday 6 December 2023 - 17:30 to 20:15

Business School, The University of Edinburgh

29 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh EH8 9JS

University of Edinburgh Business School

We are excited to welcome you to the University of Edinburgh Business School to this event, jointly hosted by the Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability (B-CCaS) and RSPB Scotland.

The finance sector has a huge role to play in addressing the nature crisis. At the same time, the risks to investments and supply chains from nature loss are unmistakable.

The short film – Banking on a Wilder Tomorrow – is inspired by Wild Isles, the iconic BBC nature documentary series produced by WWF, the RSPB, the National Trust and Silverback Films.

In the film, business leaders explore what actions they can take to reduce their impact on nature while also investing in nature-based solutions such as peatland restoration and woodland expansion. The film features the likes of Deborah Meaden (Business Leader and Investor), Steve Waygood (Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors), Emma Howard Boyd (Chair of the Green Finance Institute), and Bevis Watts (CEO of Triodos Bank UK).

The screening will be followed by a discussion with expert panellists, including from B-CCaS and RSPB Scotland. Please look out for our announcement of panel members, and there will be an opportunity for audience Q&A.

This event will be ideal for finance and sustainability professionals looking for insights into a rapidly developing set of issues. Refreshments and snacks will be served, and there will be opportunities for networking. We do hope you can make it.

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