We need to start thinking about how life is connected with money. Why? Because unless we can find a better state of equilibrium between natural capital - that’s life on earth, and financial capital - that’s the money that makes the world go around, there’s a real dange...

Will banks, insurers and investors begin to recognise this COVID-19 crisis for what it is - a symptom of a US$ trillion dollar trade in environmental degradation and wildlife crime. C-19 demonstrates that it is time for the financial sector to think “beyond carbon”, a...

November 28, 2019

A new report released this week at the Environmental Finance Natural Capital Investing conference in London, opens up a new horizon for investors - the world of buying-in to nature. It is a live topic in both London and Paris this week, with a slew of events on either...

I spoke with Ethical Compass Management this week about my early life and career, developing canopy walks in the rainforests, working as a zoologist in remote regions of Africa, witnessing the demise of some of our most precious species, my role in Operation Drake with...

Scientists and policymakers convened in Paris recently for the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). They issued a comprehensive assessment detailing the past, present and likely future state of nature, and humanity’s role within it....

Last month’s Climate Finance week in Paris was a landmark for natural capitalists. It featured lofty ambitions from the financial sector to divest from coal and strong rhetoric from politicians to drive up green finance, all to the accompaniment of fossil fuel riots by...

ENCORE - the world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change to its consequences for the economy, has been launched by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance.

Palm oil is destroying tropical rainforests around the world, is driving the extinction of one of our closest relatives, the orangutan, and exacerbating climate change. So what can we do?


People often ask me whether they should try to avoid palm oil, or call for it to...

Today is World Orangutan Day. A day when we should be celebrating this magnificent ape and our close cousin. It is a sad reflection on humankind that instead, a major Greenpeace campaign got underway this week, not to celebrate orangutans but to save them.
 

Doyok, whom...

On a research survey in Nepal, I once stared into the eyes of a wild tiger, whilst dangling from the trunk of an elephant. The great beast had gone into sharp reverse, catapulting me from my observation post on its neck, as the tiger leapt from under a bush and charged...