Investing to Green Greater Manchester Conference – Agenda

Investing to Green Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group Annual Conference

Wednesday 30th January 2019

9.30 to 16.30 (registration from 9.00)

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP

About

With the first Natural Capital Investment Plan being developed for Greater Manchester, this conference will explore how we can promote investment in opportunities that protect and enhance Greater Manchester’s natural capital to support a healthy population and economy.

Objectives

The purpose of the conference is to clarify and understand:

  • Why invest in natural capital and what is being done to support this?
  • What do organisations look for when investing in natural capital?
  • What are the most promising financing opportunities for Greater Manchester?
  • How can these be delivered and who needs to be involved?

There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion including facilitated seminars.

Who should attend?

Please note that this event is free to attend and is aimed at professionals working in the environment, finance and public policy including investors, policymakers, land owners and managers, environmentalists and business executives.

More information

Click on the link below to find out more information about the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Investment Plan:

https://naturegreatermanchester.co.uk/project/greater-manchester-natural-capital-investment-plan/

Investing to Green Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group Annual Conference

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 

9.00Registration
9.30Welcome by the Chair

Chris Matthews, Head of Sustainability, United Utilities

9.35Opening Address – The journey so far…

Cllr Alex Ganotis, Leader Stockport Council and Green City Region Lead

9.45Why invest in natural capital and resilience and what is being done to support this?

Neil Davies, Director, Future Funding, Environment Agency

10.05What do organisations look for when investing in natural capital?

Louise Wilson, Co-founder and Managing Director, Abundance Investment

10.25GM Natural Capital Investment Plan overview – what is it and what does it cover?

Ian Dickie, Director, Eftec

10.45Questions and discussion session
11.10Refreshments and networking
11.30GM Natural Capital Investment Plan programme based seminars

(A)  Investment Readiness Fund

(B)  Place-based Model

(C)  Habitat/Carbon Banking Model

(D)  Sustainable Drainage System Model

12.30Lunch and networking
13.15Welcome back by the Chair

Chris Matthews, Head of Sustainability, United Utilities

13.20Setting up and delivering a carbon trading fund

Becky Coffin, Head of Sustainability and Environment at Heathrow

Mick Weston, Head of Operations, Lancashire Wildlife Trust

13.40Learning from the Social Investment Market

Dan Hird, Head of Corporate Finance, Triodos Bank

14.00GM Natural Capital Investment Plan programme based seminars

(A)  Investment Readiness Fund

(B)  Place-based Model

(C)  Habitat/Carbon Banking Model

(D)  Sustainable Drainage System Model

15.00Refreshments and networking
15.20Feedback from seminars and panel discussion incl Q&A
16.00What’s next and what does this mean for Greater Manchester?

Dusty Gedge, President, European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations

Andrew Bester, Chief Executive Officer, The Co-operative Bank

16.20Wrap up and closing remarks
16.30Close
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