On 21 February (3:00 PM CET), the United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is holding the webinar, "Launch of Natural Capital Risk Tool and Framework for Financial Institutions".
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA)
This report provides a step-by-step guide for financial institutions conducting a rapid natural capital risk assessment, with links to additional online resources. The guide was developed based on experience piloting the approach with banks across three countries: Colombia, Peru and South Africa.
InVEST is a suite of free, open-source software models used to map and value the goods and services from nature that sustain and fulfill human life. InVEST enables decision makers to assess quantified tradeoffs associated with alternative management choices and to identify areas where investment in natural capital can enhance human development and conservation. The toolset currently includes eighteen distinct ecosystem service models designed for terrestrial, freshwater, marine, and coastal ecosystems, as well as a number of “helper tools” to assist with locating and processing input data and with understanding and visualizing outputs.