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.
Deputy CEO and Head of Sustainable Finance, International Capital Market Association
Nicholas Pfaff is a Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, at the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). He is the Secretary of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Social Bond Principles (SBP) and generally coordinates ICMA’s sustainable finance activities. He is a member of the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance. He also oversees the Public Sector Issuer Forum (PSIF) and heads ICMA’s Paris office. Nicholas is a senior banker with extensive international experience in investment banking and capital markets, as well as in development banking. He has worked previously at Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).