TNFD 101: Introduction to the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Get up to speed with the TNFD

This webinar helps organisations understand why the TNFD was created, what it was established to achieve, the approach the Taskforce has taken and what it has recommended in terms of better management of nature-related issues, including its recommendations for organisational assessment of nature-related issues and corporate reporting.

There is no single way to get started with the TNFD recommendations, as each organisation is different and will therefore have its own pathway towards adoption. But, as with every path, taking the first step is the most important.

Useful resources before joining the webinar:

Key focus areas of this webinar

  • Background to the establishment of the Taskforce
  • The mission of the Taskforce
  • Its approach to introducing nature-related assessment and corporate reporting to business and finance.
  • An overview of the TNFD recommendations and associated guidance.

Key outcomes of this webinar

  • Understanding what the TNFD is and why it was created
  • Understanding why nature-related issues need to be addressed by business and finance
  • Understanding, at a high level, the key components of the TNFD’s work and its recommendations

Hosted by

Barbara has significant experience in governance, change management and driving international expansion, gained within the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

For over 20 years Barbara held a variety of leadership roles in international investment management, specialising in product development, strategic marketing and governance. She helped launch an award-winning green bond fund in partnership with Affirmative Investment Management before joining Climate Bonds Initiative to help mobilise global capital for climate action.

Prior to joining TNFD, at Pure Leapfrog, a UK charity, Barbara collaborated with several government departments and local authorities on financing climate action and nature restoration.

Having acted as Vice-Chair of the Paris Chapter of a global professional network “100 Women in Finance”, Barbara now serves on the Technical Board of a pioneering rewilding carbon standard, Wilder Carbon. She is also an enthusiastic contributor to the Financing a Just Transition Alliance at the Gresham Research Institute/LSE.

Barbara graduated in Marketing and Management from Kozminsky University and holds a Masters in Linguistics from the English Department of the University of Warsaw.

In addition to her native Polish, Barbara speaks English and French.

Guest

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.