Introduction to TNFD Piloting

This webinar is an introduction to TNFD piloting, kicking off 11 months of pilot testing of the beta versions of the TNFD’s framework.

This webinar is an introduction to TNFD piloting and provides a comprehensive overview of the ways organisations can pilot the TNFD framework, the timeline for piloting, and presentations from piloting partners FSD Africa and Global Canopy on their early-stage pilots with African financial institutions and the palm oil supply chains respectively.

Key focus areas of this webinar

  • TNFD Piloting 
  • Results of early pilot tests 
  • Guidance for organisations getting involved  

Hosted by

Emily has significant experience on integrating nature in policy, finance, economics and decision-making. Prior to joining TNFD in November 2021, she led the analytical team that produced the global Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, based at the UK Economics and Finance Ministry.

Emily was previously seconded to the Capitals Coalition where she helped develop the Natural Capital Protocol in its Technical Group.

Emily worked for a decade in the WWF Global Science team, where she helped establish and lead the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University, helping decision-makers apply InVEST – leading ecosystem service modelling software. While at WWF, she supported The Coca Cola Company and Guggenheim Partners to consider dependencies and impacts on nature, and sustainability standards.

She helped design the Environmental Land Management scheme in England – a major national agricultural subsidy reform programme – based at the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Other previous roles included establishing environmental economics programmes at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow.

She holds Masters degrees in International Policy from Stanford University and Economics at the University of Cambridge.

Based in London, Emily speaks English, and basic Bislama, Fijian, German and French.

Guests

Marianne Haahr currently works with TNFD as lead support on specific guidance for the agriculture, fishing and aquaculture sectors. She is also the Nature-related Finance Lead at Global Canopy.

Prior to these roles, she served as Executive Director of the Green Digital Finance Alliance, a not-for-profit foundation working on scaling green finance with digital technologies, co-founded by UNEP. Marianne has served on the TNFD Informal Technical Expert Group and she has developed input papers for the G-20 Sustainable Finance Working Group on sustainable digital finance and for the UN SG’s Task Force for fintech and SDG’s. Marianne holds an MSc from Copenhagen University.

Andrew Boulding

Andrew Boulding
Research Associate, Global Canopy

Felipe's main experience lies in sustainable development. Before joining TNFD in October 2021, Felipe worked with the IFC in support of the Government of Colombia with the development of its green finance taxonomy.

Before that, Felipe co-founded and acted as global CEO for a sustainable development consulting network, BSD Consulting, advising a range of financial and non-financial clients across Latin America and globally on sustainable development solutions design and implementation, particularly around sustainable supply chains and sustainability reporting.

He also brings experience working closely with indigenous and rural communities as well as development agencies and standard setters to advance social justice and a healthy environment for future generations.

Felipe holds degrees in Business Administration and Management and Political Science and Government from Boston University.

Based in Miami, Felipe speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Princess Ndobe

Princess Ndobe
Senior ESG & Climate Risk Manager, FirstRand

Kelvin Massingham

Kelvin Massingham
Director, Risk & Resilience, FSD Africa