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Environment Bank partner with Climate Week New York

Environment Bank are a world leading provider of high integrity Biodiversity Units and are an official parter of Climate Week New York. Taking place alongside the UN General Assembly and bringing together international leaders from business, government and civil society, the Environment Bank team are playing a key role in this year's global summit.


Join our panel discussions

The Environment Bank team are hosting two-panel discussions inviting industry and policy experts to explore the options available to businesses looking to shift the dial on biodiversity loss and draw a strategic advantage from early nature positive action.


Biodiversity Credits: Strategic advantage of early action for businesses

Tuesday, September 19, 2023  |  8:30am–10:00am  |  Tommy Bahama Restaurant (1 min walk from Climate Week main venue)

As voluntary nature-related disclosure frameworks become increasingly mandated by governments and regulators, and biodiversity loss presents increasing risks to supply chains, the need for businesses to protect and restore biodiversity is even more acute.

Hosted by broadcaster and journalist Naomi Kerbel, join leading biodiversity and policy experts to discuss the options available to businesses looking to make nature positive pledges and the strategic advantage these provide.


  • Helen Crowley, Pollination
  • Cory Bierman, National Grid
  • Tim Male, Environmental Policy Innovation Center
  • Emma Toovey, Environment Bank
  • Naomi Kerbel (host)

Restoration, conservation and biodiversity protection: The understated climate powerhouse

Monday, September 18, 2023  |  2:40pm–3:35pm  |  The Hub Live

Long overshadowed by discussions on renewable energy and emissions reduction, the restoration, conservation, and protection of biodiversity has emerged as a central pillar in the fight against global warming. The adoption of the far-reaching Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework to address biodiversity loss, restore ecosystems and protect indigenous rights at COP15 in Montreal marked an important step.


  • Emma Toovey, Environment Bank
  • Maitha Al Hameli, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
  • Rebecca Marmot, Unilever
  • Christine Smith-Martin, Coastal First Nations
  • Fabien Laurier, Deloitte Consulting
  • Catherine McKenna, Principal, Climate & Nature Solutions


About Environment Bank

Part of the Gresham House Sustainable Infrastructure Fund portfolio, providing £240M Environment Bank are establishing a network of high-quality, landscape-scale Habitat Banks nationwide. With over 6,000 acres of habitat creation currently underway, they are pioneering a new mechanism for nature recovery through private investment.

Working in close collaboration with Natural England and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), Environment Bank have helped shape nature recovery policy and guidance in the UK leading to the successful implementation of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), one of the most essential pieces of environmental legislation passed in the UK.

Most recently, the Environment Bank team has been working alongside the leading biodiversity-related organisations and policymakers, such as TNFD, SBTN and UKBBF, and are now offering high-integrity nature-based solutions enabling businesses to deliver on their positive goals with meaningful and robust results for nature and communities.


Set up a meeting with Environment Bank

The Environment Bank team will be at New York Climate Week from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September. To set up a meeting during this period, please email our team, and we look forward to seeing you there.