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TNFD Webinar Series: Part 1

  • Dec 5, 2023
    9:00-10:00 AM EST
  • Virtual

Why nature-related reporting is so vital and how your business can get started

The biodiversity and natural assets that we all depend on to survive and thrive are under intense pressure. This creates serious risks for business, but also opportunities to invest in nature-positive outcomes.

The release of the recommendations of the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) in September was a major opportunity for firms to start to assess their impact on nature and reliance on natural assets, as many are already doing with climate.

Join our expert panel, held during COP28, for an update on global discussions about nature reporting, an assessment of the state of biodiversity and the need to move forward urgently, and a closer look at the development of the TNFD recommendations and how they can work for your organization.

This event was co-hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Finance and CPA Canada, co-convenors of the Canadian Consultation Group for TNFD.


Panel Discussion

Tony Goldner

Executive Director, Taskforce on Nature Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Tony Goldner currently works as TNFD’s Executive Director, and has been working at the intersection of finance, sustainable development and diplomacy for over two decades. Prior to joining TNFD, Tony was an adviser to government, financial sector and philanthropic leaders on a range of sustainable development challenges, including as a Senior Adviser with the World Bank Group. As a Partner at Monitor Deloitte, Tony led the development of national reform strategies and advised on the design of governance arrangements and performance management frameworks aligned to the SDGs. He was a senior member of Monitor Group’s global public sector advisory practice, has advised Fortune 500 US companies on their sustainability strategy and co-authored a seminal 2008 report on the investment behavior of Sovereign Wealth Funds. In his early career, Tony worked in infrastructure development, corporate finance and the foreign service in Australia

Romie Goedicke den Hertog

Co-Head, Nature, UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative

Romie Goedicke den Hertog Co-Heads the nature thematic at the UNEP Finance Initiative. She also leads the work on nature-related risk and disclosure and manages the work on mainstreaming and capacity building. In these ways she supports the work on alignment of financial flows with the goals of the GBF. Romie joined UNEP FI in 2021, prior to joining she led the work of financial sector and business engagement at IUCN Netherlands. Romie is an experienced senior program manager, with a demonstrated history in managing programs on nature and finance in Asia and Africa. She is passionate about nature and committed to the role that innovation and collaboration can play in creating shared solutions for nature and finance.


Ryan Riordan

Director of Research (Institute for Sustainable Finance), Professor & Distinguished Professor of Finance

Ryan is a Professor and Distinguished Professor of Finance at Smith School of Business and a recent recipient of the Bank of Canada Governor’s Award. He is the Research Director for the Institute for Sustainable Finance and was recognized by the Globe and Mail as a Changemaker for his work on climate finance. Ryan is also the head of the newly established Institute of Financial Innovation and Technology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich Germany. Prior to joining Smith, Ryan was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and an Assistant Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. His work has been published in all of the leading academic finance journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.