CPIC semi-annual members’ meeting

Date September 3, 2021
Time 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue On site in Marseille and online

Date: September 3 – 8, between 8:00-10:00 am EST | 2:00-4:00 pm CEST

Venue: On site in Marseille and online

Our next CPIC semi-annual members meeting will take place online and in-person in Marseille, France, on September 3, between 2-4pm CEST (8-10 am EST). We will be updating the membership on our new governance and strategy, and launching the first CPIC Conservation Finance report. 

We’re excited to see you there. Please register today!



Welcome and housekeeping
MC: Torsten Thiele, Global Ocean Trust


Update on CPIC


  • Governance & strategy – Ned Neaher, W&C
  • Platform Coordinator update (members, comms, new opportunities) – Christina Mallin, South Pole
  • Progress of the Nature+ Accelerator Fund- Edit Kiss, Mirova Natural Capital

Moderator: Avril Benchimol, GEF



Presentation: CPIC First Conservation Finance report – key findings

Juliette Baralon, South Pole and John Tobin, Cornell University


Break out sessions 

Report related

1. Meeting investor needs on impact measurement

Project developers need to be able to demonstrate clear impacts on biodiversity to investors. On the other hand disclosures on investments – their risks, impact and dependencies on biodiversity under TNFD are emerging. This break out session will focus on a discussion around the principles we should apply for measuring biodiversity

Session lead: Frank Hawkins, IUCN

2. Growing the conservation finance pipeline

Despite the increasingly mainstream nature of investments in the forestry and carbon sectors, other areas within conservation finance struggle to demonstrate bankability or impact. But there is hope on the horizon as larger players look to scale up their own investments through dedicated funds, and others look to address conservation challenges through landscape-level financing. This breakout session will look at emerging trends and how large players are scaling conservation investments via dedicated funds, and discuss how different actors can help increase deal flow in otherwise underfunded sectors in conservation.

Session lead: Melissa Weigel, NatureVest/The Nature Conservancy

CPIC related

3. CPIC strategy and way forward 

Learn more about the past developments of CPIC, our strategy for the coming years, and how you can get involved.

Session lead: Alan Martinez, Cornell Atkinson


Wrap-up session: Recap of the breakout sessions and Q&A


Speakers: Breakout session leads