green|spaces’ Event Focuses On Impact Investment Opportunity In Chattanooga

Thursday, July 23, 2020

At a virtual event hosted by green|spaces next Wednesday, NatureVest Founder and author William will discuss how his team works with colleagues at The Nature Conservancy (and conservation collaborators around the world) to source and structure investment products that support The Nature Conservancy’s mission. They engage impact investors to source impact capital in effective, scalable ways — using The Nature Conservancy’s deep insights in science, policy and practice.

"Mr. Ginn has a goal to source and spend $1 billion in investment capital for conservation by 2021 — which means cities like Chattanooga have an unprecedented opportunity to find funding for major environmental projects," officials said.

“We have a really unique opportunity here,” said green|spaces Executive Director Michael Walton. “NatureVest is actively looking to make impact investments and this increase in private capital led by impact investors gives us hope for new ways to better-leverage public and philanthropic resources and tackle our conservation challenges.”

Because of data provided by the city of Chattanooga, EPB, TVA, TN American Water and Chattanooga Gas, green|spaces will also release their 2020 Carbon Inventory Report. Detailing the state of the city in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the report provides insight into what areas are improving or problematic in terms of environmental impact.

For more information on the free event or to RSVP, click here.

About William Ginn:

William Ginn is the founder of NatureVest and author of the new book “Valuing Nature: A Handbook for Impact Investing,” which outlines the emerging private sector investment opportunities in natural assets such as green infrastructure, forests, soils, and fisheries.

What are the limitations and challenges of this new investment strategy? How and where can public and philanthropic resources catalyze early investment activity? What tools are available for investors and organizations hoping to develop their own projects? How can nonprofits successfully navigate this new space? Ginn will address all these questions and more at the July 29 virtual event.


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