CPIC welcomes four new Steering Committee members

Jan 26, 2022
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CPIC Secretariat

We are delighted to welcome four new members to the CPIC Steering Committee (SC) following our successful call for nominations last November: 

We thank all our SC members who have helped shape the work of CPIC since 2016. With the four new members joining the SC this year, we now have 18 conservation finance professionals ready to take CPIC’s mission forward in 2022, with the support of the Executive Committee

Find out more about our new members below:  


Carla Koffel “Investment in nature and biodiversity is growing rapidly and private capital is taking a leading role. CPIC provides its diverse members a unique opportunity to engage with all the stakeholders needed to scale global private investment in conservation finance now. I look forward to joining CPIC’s Steering Committee at this exciting time and serving its expanding membership.”

Carla Koffel, Governance & Impact Director and Co-Founder, Amazonia Impact Ventures


Heiner Skaliks “Conservation finance is gaining traction, but the mobilization of resources seen thus far are just “the tip of the iceberg”. Leveraging active participation of investors and stakeholders across borders, organizations and sectors is essential to orchestrate collaboration and obtain scale. Identifying, evaluating, designing and replicating investible conservation projects on a global dimension is viable, attractive and attainable. We can all be involved – we should.”

Heiner Skaliks, Senior Advisor, Convergence – Blending Global Finance

Edit Kiss “I am delighted to be joining the Steering Committee of CPIC to help and guide the platform in its mission to scale up private finance for conservation and the nature-based solutions at this critical moment. There is an urgent need to bridge the funding gap for nature in order to address the interrelated biodiversity, climate, and land degradation crises. I am looking forward to engaging with the members of the committee and broader coalition to keep building a nature positive investment pipeline and innovative financial solutions for nascent environmental markets beyond carbon.”

Edit Kiss, Investment and Development Director, Mirova Natural Capital

Monica A. Altamirano “Investments in conservation at system scale are a crucial point to leverage the shift towards a regenerative economy that respects planetary boundaries. For investments to materialize, local project preparation and deal structuring capacity to shape this new generation of nature-based projects remains a major bottleneck. I am excited to join CPIC’s Steering Committee and work with our members in bringing the conservation and finance communities to work closely together with corporate and public sector leaders. We must turn this bottleneck into a competitive advantage for those willing to make the shift.”

Monica A. Altamirano, PhD, Partnerships Practice Lead, NOW Partners