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Investors Chasing Opportunities In Biodiversity | GZERO Media

Why investors need to support biodiversity

For years, investors have been largely absent from nature financing. But now you have opportunities across all asset classes.

"If we don't start mobilizing private capital, we're going to have an issue" with biodiversity, Ingrid Kukuljan, head of Impact & Sustainable Investing at Federated Hermes, says during "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," a livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

So, where are the opportunities?

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What’s Walmart Doing on Biodiversity? | GZERO Media

Practical climate solutions and big corporations

Retailers like Walmart derive the bulk of their sales from products that ultimately originate in nature. That means they have a stake in reversing the course of biodiversity loss.

"The business community has woken up and taken notice of this," Kathleen McLaughlin, Walmart's executive VP and chief sustainability officer, says "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," a livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

As a result, Walmart is doing its part by engaging with its suppliers on biodiversity protection. It's the only way, she adds, to "protect, restore, and better manage 50 million acres of land and a million square miles of ocean" where the company indirectly sources raw materials for its products.

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How Do Disclosures Help Businesses Protect Biodiversity? | GZERO Media

How do financial disclosures help protect biodiversity?

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures doesn't have a sexy name. But it is instrumental in helping businesses know their impact on biodiversity so they can do better.

"What we are providing to help businesses and financial institutions is developing a risk management and disclosure framework for nature-related risks," TNFD technical director Emily McKenzie says during "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," a livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

McKenzie says that the impetus for TNFD is all coming from the market. Driven by risks, investors want to take action.

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How Do You Measure Nature? | GZERO Media

How measuring nature at the DNA level unlocks financial growth

Katie Critchlow is CEO of NatureMetrics, a company that, well, measures nature. But how?

"We use eDNA; that's all the DNA that's left behind in the environment by every species because every species in the world contains DNA," she explains during the livestream discussion "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

But the animals and plants you see, Critchlow points out, are only a tiny fraction of total life on earth. There's a lot of very small stuff too.

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Ian Bremmer: A Political Power Vacuum is Bad News for the World | Global Stage | GZERO Media

Ian Bremmer: A political power vacuum is bad news for the world

We clearly live in a G-Zero world. But have the crises of 2022 made it better or worse?

That depends, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer says in a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

On the one hand, the perception that the US is the global leader it once was leaves a vacuum that rogue states are eager to fill. On the other, the West has stepped up, uniting NATO against Russia over the war in Ukraine.

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Watch our livestream with Ian Bremmer on new Top Risks 2021 report

Following one of the most tumultuous years in recent history, what should we be prepared for in 2021? Watch GZERO Live's livestream, Top Risks 2021: Eurasia Group's Biggest Global Threats. Ian Bremmer and Cliff Kupchan of Eurasia Group discussed the firm's predictions in a conversation moderated by Meredith Sumpter, CEO of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican.

Click through to to watch today's livestream.

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Watch our expert panel on reasons for hope in the COVID crisis

Watch the recording of GZERO Media virtual Town Hall, "Reasons for Hope: COVID and the Coming Year," presented in partnership with Eurasia Group and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our panel discussed the road ahead in the global response to the COVID crisis. Will there be more multilateral cooperation on issues like gender equality moving forward from the pandemic?

Watch the event recording here:

Our moderator, CNBC health care correspondent Bertha Coombs, along with Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, and Mark Suzman, CEO of the Gates Foundation, spoke with distinguished experts on three key issues:

Heidi Larson, Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project

  • How will COVID vaccines be distributed safely?

Minouche Shafik, Director of London School of Economics & Political Science

  • How has the pandemic disproportionately impacted women?

Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management; former US Secretary of State

  • What is the opportunity for global cooperation emerging from this crisis, and what are the greatest political risks?

Friday, December 4, 2020
12 noon EST/9 am PST/5 pm (17:00) GMT

GZERO Live: America's Uncertain Future Post-Election | GZERO Media

GZERO Live: America's uncertain future post-election

With the winner of the US presidential election still up in the air, America faces an uncertain future. What do the results so far tell us about what's in store for the next four years? And what do they mean for the state of US democracy? Our experts tackled these and other tough questions — including what comes next for PUPPET REGIME — in a November 4th livestream discussion entitled "Decision 2020: What Just Happened?"

The discussion was moderated by Tony Maciulis, GZERO Media's Head of Video, and our panel included:

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