IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:

The IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group identifies, shares, and pioneers finance solutions for protected and conserved areas in an integrated manner across conservation land and seascapes.

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The IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group identifies, shares, and pioneers finance solutions for protected and conserved areas in an integrated manner across conservation land and seascapes.

Group leadership

Ms Candice STEVENS

Co-Chair

Candice Stevens leads the Sustainable Finance Coalition and is Co-Chair of the IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group. Candice is a visionary in green finance and sustainable solutions and ...

Candice Stevens leads the Sustainable Finance Coalition and is Co-Chair of the IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group. Candice is a visionary in green finance and sustainable solutions and leverages her expertise to find and design innovative finance solutions for preserving our natural landscapes and seascapes and benefiting the people that are their custodians.

Dr David MEYERS

Co-Chair

David Meyers is the Executive Director of the Conservation Finance Alliance. He is an environmental finance expert and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in sustainability, business ...

David Meyers is the Executive Director of the Conservation Finance Alliance. He is an environmental finance expert and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in sustainability, business strategy and management, environmental economics, international conservation and development, environmental impact assessment, training, education and research in ecology and evolution. From 2012 until 2018, David was a Sr. Technical Advisor for the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN/UNDP). David has launched and managed various companies including a financial services company providing online marketplaces for impact investing and environmental assets, a triple-bottom-line bamboo-flooring manufacturer in Madagascar, and a technology incubator. At the CFA David has led the creation of the CFA Incubator and the Investment Plan for the Global Fund for Coral Reefs. David has spent well over a decade in Madagascar and has worked in 47 countries. In Madagascar, he helped the country plan and execute a doubling of the area under conservation, including establishing the Makira Natural Park 370,000 hectare protected area using REDD+ financing. He holds a Doctorate in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

 

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group
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