ISC Connect 2023 – Session 9A & 10A
Watch the ISC Connect 2023 session 9A & 10A recorded on 7 September 2023.
This recording discusses the following:
SESSION 9A: FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
The number and size of facilities, instruments and funds available for sustainable business opportunities and climate resilient assets is rapidly increasing, and with it reporting and metric complexity.
This panel will examine the array of existing and emerging ESG criteria (e.g. PRI, PRB, Net Zero Banking Alliance, Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative) that help lenders and investors align with global sustainability goals such as net zero, resilience and inclusivity, and will touch on the increasing investment attraction of infrastructure.
SESSION 10A: VALUING NATURAL CAPITAL
With a third of Australia’s GDP relies on biodiversity and ecosystem services, improving nature-related outcomes can unlock market opportunities. The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework, requiring dependencies and impacts on nature to be reported, is set to launch in September. This panel explores how those in the infrastructure sector are factoring nature into financial and business decisions, with examples spanning resilience, regenerative design, and carbon sequestration on land for a thriving nature-positive economy.