A Devex event in partnership with FinDev Canada, Pollination and ANZ

Unlocking sustainable finance for nature-based solutions

Thursday, Sept. 22 10:15 a.m. ET | 4:15 p.m. CET


About the Virtual Event

Join us for an event on the sidelines of UNGA 77 in New York where Devex — in partnership with FinDev Canada, Pollination and ANZ — will show how private investors and development finance institutions hold the power to protect, sustainably manage, and restore ecosystems through investments in nature-based solutions.

Investors are now coming under increasing scrutiny over how far their investments support a pathway to net-zero, particularly in low- and middle-income countries that often bear the highest burden of climate impacts. Private investors and development finance institutions have an opportunity to participate meaningfully in the funding of nature-based projects in these markets and expand access to bankable solutions.

The financing of nature-based solutions requires collaboration across a diverse set of partners, including the public and private sector, conservation organizations, commercial and impact investors, donors, and many more.

Register for the event if you’re interested in:
• Uncovering practical recommendations for investors looking to invest long term in nature-based solutions.
• How development finance institutions can play a catalytic role in both crowding in more private capital and facilitating the deployment of capital in more challenging country settings.
• Best practices from FinDev Canada, Pollination and ANZ, and lessons learned.

Save your spot to join us online to discuss how investments in nature-based solutions hold the key to a clearer path to net zero.

Watch the event

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Produced in partnership with:

ANZ FinDev Canada Pollination Capital Partners


10:15 a.m. ET

Opening remarks
• Anna Gawel, managing editor, Devex.

10:20 a.m. ET

Fireside chat with FinDev Canada’s CEO
• Speaker: Lori Kerr, CEO, FinDev Canada.

Interviewed by: Richard Jones, editorial director, Devex.

10:30 a.m. ET

Panel conversation: How sustainable finance holds the key for nature-based solutions

• Nick Anstett, executive director, Pollination.
• Solange Bandiaky-Badji, President and coordinator, Rights and Resources Initiative.
• Ezgi Barcenas, chief sustainability officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
• Katharine Tapley, head, Sustainable Finance, ANZ.

11:05 a.m. ET

Audience Q&A
• Anna Gawel, managing editor, Devex.

11:15 a.m ET

Closing remarks
• Anna Gawel, managing editor, Devex.


Nick Anstett

Nick Anstett

Executive director, Pollination

Solange Bandiaky-Badji

Solange Bandiaky-Badji

President and coordinator, Rights and Resources Initiative

Ezgi Barcenas

Ezgi Barcenas

Chief sustainability officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Lori Kerr

Lori Kerr

CEO, FinDev Canada

Katharine Tapley

Katharine Tapley

Head of sustainable finance, ANZ


Anna Gawel

Anna Gawel

Managing editor, Devex

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Editorial director, Devex