Nature-related risk in practice: what are the key considerations for financial institutions?

This webinar discusses the importance of the climate-nature nexus and explores two case studies of financial institutions and their nature-related risks.

This webinar discusses the practical aspects of understanding and evaluating nature-related risks for financial institutions. It covers the importance of considering the climate-nature nexus and deep dives into then-recent case studies by CISL and two big global financial institutions on their nature-related risks – Robeco on soil degradation and HSBC on water curtailment in heavy industry.

Key focus areas of this webinar

  • Nature-related risk in practise 
  • Case studies 
  • Nature-climate nexus 

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Snorre Gjerde
Head of Biodiversity, Norges Bank Investment Management


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.

Matteo Oriani

Matteo Oriani
Climate Change Risk Manager, HSBC

Simon Zadek is the Co-CEO at Nature Finance and has worked on sustainability and finance for several decades including leading the G20 secretariat serving its green finance workstream and running a task force on digital finance and the SDGs for the UN Secretary General.  In addition, he has written and published extensively, including the award-winning book, ‘The Civil Corporation’. Simon has been a senior adviser to TNFD, supporting various aspects of its technical development, since its inception in June 2021.

Nina Seega

Nina Seega
Research Director for Sustainable Finance, CISL

Stephen Verheul

Stephen Verheul
Credit Analyst, Robeco