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Partner Events

Bloom 23

Make the most out of your time in San Jose by participating in our partner events. Coordinated by leading organizations advancing strategies to protect and regenerate nature, these events delve deeper into a range of topics that build on the Bloom 23 program. 

Organization: Impact Finance Center

Meeting title: U.S. Climate Forest Funders Workshop

Date and time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 26

Increasing numbers of wildfires, floods, and droughts in the U.S. result in loss of life, economic harm, and destruction to our natural systems. Equitable nature-based solutions that sequester carbon, increase resilience, and mitigate climate that provide opportunities for high-quality jobs and economic opportunities are critical pieces of the puzzle.

This meeting is for foundations, corporations, family offices, and donors who want to a) increase funding, b) coordinate funding, and c) explore intersections of climate and equity, specifically around topics of climate resilience, climate mitigation, forest management, environmental justice, and environmental health. 

 

Climate Forest Funders

Organization: Earthworm

Event Title: Where the water meets the rising sun [Short Film Premiere & Panel Discussion]

Date: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Tuesday, October 24

Description: The Tsay Keh Dene, a culturally Sekani First Nation, have inhabited and stewarded the Rocky Mountain Trench in British Columbia since time immemorial. However, logging and other industrial activities are causing significant ecological damage, affecting their ability to conduct cultural practises across much of their traditional territory. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, join the Nation for a short film premiere, storytelling and discussion about the Ingenika Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA), which holds deep ancestral and cultural importance. This film emphasizes the need to preserve the Ingenika watershed, the importance of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and how companies sourcing pulp and paper products can support Indigenous-led conservation in practice.

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Organization: Impact Finance Center 

Meeting title: 2024 GreenBiz + IFC Nature-Based Solutions Cohort

Date and time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 24

The regulatory, shareholder, and budget tensions have never been greater for companies. With the passage of increased environmental, social, governance (ESG) regulations, ESG is quickly transitioning from an optional marketing strategy to a requirement. One strategy for companies to meet their compliance goals is to use nature-based solutions, interventions that use nature, and the natural functions of healthy ecosystems to tackle pressing challenges. Those corporations that determine how to finance these solutions in an aligned way will have a competitive advantage over others while improving the lives of their workforce, communities, and our environment.

With the success of the piloted Corporate Climate Equity Cohort, GreenBiz and Impact Finance Center are launching the Nature-Based Solutions Cohort to address this tension. This course will introduce participants to the power of full-spectrum capital and provide an opportunity for participants to develop solutions for their company’s ESG challenges that also reduce expenses and/or increase revenue.

 

Nature Based Solutions session