Moving to Action After Montreal: Target 15 and the TNFD Framework

This webinar discusses the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, with a particular focus on how the TNFD can help finance and business align with Target 15 on nature-related disclosures.

This webinar discusses Target 15 of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) agreed in Montreal in December 2022, and how corporates and financial institutions can align with this Target in their nature-related disclosures. It provides a comprehensive overview of the importance of the Kunming-Montreal Agreement and Target 15, as well as how the TNFD Recommendations are being developed to operationalise Target 15, align metrics and targets to the GBF, and mobilise market participants through sector-specific guidance.  

Key focus areas of this webinar

  • Introduction to the TNFD  
  • Outcomes of COP15 
  • Overview of the Global Biodiversity Framework 
  • Target 15 and the CBD Framework  

Hosted by

Tony has significant experience working at the intersection of finance, sustainable development and diplomacy. Prior to joining the TNFD in September 2021, Tony was an adviser to government, financial sector and philanthropic leaders on a range of sustainable development challenges, including as a Senior Adviser with the World Bank Group.

As a Partner at the strategy consultancy Monitor Deloitte, Tony led the development of national reform strategies at both a country and city level and advised government leaders on the design of governance arrangements and performance management frameworks for mobilizing strategic investment capital and delivery of policy outcomes aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He was a senior member of Monitor Group’s global public sector advisory practice, has advised Fortune 500 US companies on their sustainability strategy and co-authored a seminal 2008 report on the investment behavior of Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Earlier in his career, Tony worked in infrastructure development and corporate finance in Australia and began his career in the Australian foreign service including a diplomatic posting in East Africa as a representative to UNEP and UN Habitat.

He graduated as a Littauer Fellow from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has degrees from Monash University and Sydney University.

Based in Barcelona, Tony speaks English.

Guests

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema is Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in addition to her role as TNFD Co-Chair.

Elizabeth has two decades of experience working in the development and environment sectors. She is biodiversity leader and lawyer, from Tanzania, with a track record of negotiating next-generation policies and enabling instruments for planet, people and prosperity. Prior to her current role, she was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Elizabeth’s work as Deputy Director of the Ecosystems Division at UNEP focused on the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws both at the national, regional and international level.

Elizabeth has played different roles in UNEP over the years. They included being a coordinator of capacity building, compliance and enforcement projects related to environmental law and the multilateral environmental conventions. She was a Senior Legal Officer and Chief of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) Support and Cooperation Branch in the then Division of Environmental Conventions (DEC), and later a Principal Legal Officer and Chief of the Biodiversity/Land Law and Governance Branch in the then Division of Environmental Law and Conventions. In addition to her role as the Law Division Director at UNEP, she was also the Acting Director of the Corporate Services Division.

Her previous work includes being the Executive Secretary of the UNEP/Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in which she oversaw the conservation of migratory animals globally.

David Craig is Co-Chair of the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). David has 30 years leadership experience in financial markets data and technology and is seen as a world expert in the technology and market infrastructure required to drive effective and sustainable global markets. 

David was the founder and CEO of Refinitiv, one of the largest data and technology platform providers to financial markets. David spearheaded the creation of Refinitiv, spinning out of Thomson Reuters with Blackstone Partners. Following the acquisition of Refinitiv by London Stock Exchange (LSEG) for $27B in 2021, he led LSEG’s Data and Analytics Division. He was previously founder and CEO of the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) business and head of strategy at Thomson Reuters and Reuters plc. He spent 8 years as a partner at McKinsey focusing on technology and financial services clients following a career in software development.

Alongside his role as TNFD Co-Chair, David is also leading the measurement stream for the International Panel of Biodiversity Credits and advisory Board member of the SMI (Sustainable Markets Initiative) founded and co-chaired by King Charles III. He chairs the Investment Committee for Triple Private Equity, and is an investor in early-stage natural capital technology companies.

Camille Maclet Colour Quare

Camille Maclet
Financial Sector Engagement Lead, CBD

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.

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.

Maelle

Maelle Pelisson
Advocacy Director, Business for Nature

Alexis Gazzo EY e1632921396715

Alexis Gazzo
Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

Judson Berkey UBS e1632921135747

Judson Berkey
Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, UBS, UBS