13 June 2024 – Biodiversity loss – the silent crisis

Online roundtable 10:00-11:00 BST with Federated Hermes Limited.

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Over the last century, we have seen unprecedented real growth in GDP and have made significant progress on many fronts from improved mortality rates to technological advances. Unfortunately, in the process, we have chosen to ignore nature and have altered 75% of the Earth’s surface and 66% of the marine environment to satisfy our consumption and energy needs. It is estimated damage to our ecosystems and the associated loss of biodiversity, could represent a risk to the global economy of $10tn by 2050.  

We consider biodiversity loss an urgent crisis as we are already living on borrowed time. We need corporates to understand their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystems, the same way investors need to start allocating capital to companies to help preserve and replenish natural capital. 

Who should attend?

This event was open to asset owners, pension schemes, professional trustees, advisers and consultants.


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Speaker biography

Ingrid Kukuljan, Head of Impact & Sustainable Investing, Federated Hermes Limited

Ingrid has 25 years’ experience which spans asset management as well as cCapital and private markets. As Head of Impact and Sustainable Investing, she is responsible for the construction and management of the portfolios in the strategy. She joined from PDM Capital where she was a Principal and previously had spent a decade at Jupiter Asset Management as Fund Management Director. She started her career at Lazard & Co as European Equities Analyst.  


Richard Giles, Senior Director and Community Lead, Pensions for Purpose 

Richard is a Senior Director at Pensions for Purpose and responsible for working with our Community Partners, setting our strategic themes and putting on events for all members of our network.  

Richard has over 30 years experience working in the pension industry as an adviser, senior executive, board member and trustee. He has a portfolio of Board Roles covering finance, education and looking after the planet.  

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