3 Topics to Keep an Eye On: Carbon Offsets, Biodiversity and Nature-Related Financial Disclosures

Hear from Rebecca Self, Director of Sustainable Finance at South Pole, as we discuss three important climate-related issues

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This episode covers:

  • Carbon offsets – what are they and how can they help tackle climate change?
  • Biodiversity – how can offsets promote regenerative activities and nature-based solutions?
  • Nature-related Financial Disclosures – how does this relate to TCFD and what will the key metrics and targets be?


Links from today’s discussion:

South Pole

Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets

The Dasgupta Review: The economics of biodiversity

Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

CPIC (Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation)

PCAF (Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials)

PBAF (Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials)


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Rebecca Self – Director of Sustainable Finance at South Pole

Rebecca Self is Director of Sustainable Finance at South Pole, a climate change strategy and solutions company.

Rebecca has over 20 years of industry experience spanning numerous roles in finance. Prior to joining South Pole in 2020, Rebecca spent the previous three years as CFO of Sustainable Finance at HSBC Holdings plc, during which time she held responsibilities for HSBC’s external ESG reporting and investor relations activity – including TCFD and SDG reporting.

Rebecca was the Chair of the European Banking Federation industry SDG working group and a member of other advisory groups including SASB and CDP, all with the common aim of progressing non-financial reporting.

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