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Nature, finance and Covid-19.

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May 7, 2020 02:20 PM

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Margaret L. Kuhlow
Finance Practice Leader @WWF International
Margaret L. Kuhlow leads WWF’s finance practice, providing strategic direction and thought and content leadership to WWF’s global engagement with the finance sector. Before joining WWF, Ms Kuhlow was vice president of investment policy at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and was a member of the team that established and implemented the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, leading the new agency’s approach to environmental and social assessment of major investment projects. In her 25-year career she has lived and worked extensively in developing and emerging markets, and has broad sectoral experience in sustainable investment, project finance, and grant making. She holds a masters in Public Policy, International Trade and Finance, from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Andrew Mitchell
Co-Founder @Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) - a project of Global Canopy and UNEP FI
Andrew Mitchell is an international thought leader on natural capital finance and tropical forests. founder of Equilibrium Futures, he provides strategic advice on natural capital to the finance sector; he is also senior adviser to Oxford think tank, Global Canopy, which he founded in 2001. As founder and senior adviser to the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, he helps to design natural capital tools for banks, investors and insurers and is senior adviser to Mirova Natural Capital, a global impact investment fund.
Gwendolyn Yu
Head of Engagement Transformation @BNP Paribas
As head of engagement transformation at BNP Paribas, Gwendolyn Yu leads projects to accelerate sustainable finance business origination, as well as employee engagement and upskilling on sustainability. Her experience with BNP Paribas includes strategic planning in its corporate institutional banking, and other group functions. Before BNP Paribas, she advised companies on market entry strategies, joint venture partnerships, corporate philanthropy, government relations, valuation, and transfer pricing with firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Edelman and Deloitte and Touche in the US and Asia. Her clients included companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, industrials, automotive, real estate and technology.