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RIAA's Nature Working Group is an initiative to support members in their stewardship responsibilities to protect nature and biodiversity in their business operations and their portfolio of companies.

The Nature Working Group has a three-fold purpose: build out the recommendations of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) and Aotearoa Circle's Sustainable Finance Roadmaps, engage with the latest international developments (particularly the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures), address nature-related financial risks and expand opportunities in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Let's start the year by taking a deep dive into understanding more about biodiversity credit markets. Hear from David Van Der Zouwe, Director Partnerships and Investment at the Department of Conservation in New Zealand and Cat Rowe, Sustainability Manager at Silver Fern Farms.

Together we will explore the work in Aotearoa New Zealand in relation to the development of the biodiversity credit markets, the role of government and the consultation process currently being undertaken. This will then take us into a discussion on the business case for investing in nature including what is driving interest as well as rate of returns. Importantly, when considering this, it is also an opportunity to understand what data and metrics can be used in this process, partnerships and how this can inform indicators demonstrating outcomes.

This special presentation will be followed by our Nature Working Group meeting, which will include the latest industry updates from Australia and New Zealand as well as a discussion of the Nature Working Group plan for 2024.

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