A new key biodiversity platform for cross sectoral collaboration
For its inaugural launch, World Biodiversity Summit will help define what world leaders and the private sector in biodiversity and climate action need to do in the medium and long term to achieve sustainable development and hinder further biodiversity loss, focusing on partnerships and investment mechanisms as levers of progress. World Biodiversity Summit is a platform for responding to accelerating biodiversity loss, by using the Paris Agreement as a framework to learn from, promoting relevant solutions, innovations, and leadership networks, strengthening nature restoration and conservation. Nature-based solutions will be highlighted, from specificecosystems to global possibilities.
Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing for Global Fixed Income, Blackrock; Deputy-Chair of the Principles, International Capital Market Association
Ashley Schulten, Managing Director, is the Head of ESG Investment, within Global Fixed Income at BlackRock. Ms. Schulten is a portfolio manager on ESG tilted funds and leads sustainable investing efforts within the fixed income division. She sits on the Fundamental Fixed Income and Fixed Income Beta Executive Committees, the firms' Voting Issues Advisory Committee, and the Americas Stewardship Advisory Committee . Additionally, she serves on the ExCom of the Green Bond Principles. Previous to BlackRock, Ms. Schulten spent 20 years as a sell side interest rate and options trader. She is an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow and a trustee of the Mianus River Gorge, the first land conservancy project for the Nature Conservancy.