Elizabeth Corley, Chair-Designate sets out Schroders Natural Capital focus at COP26 summit

Schroders Chair-Designate, Dame Elizabeth Corley, set out Schroders commitment to investing in Natural Capital as part of an influential speaking slot at the COP26 Leader’s event: Action on Forests and Land-use on Tuesday 2 November, Glasgow.

Dame Elizabeth announced that Schroders had become a signatory of the Natural Capital Investment Alliance (NCIA) and also unveiled further commitments to forestry, such as becoming a member of the Forest Investor Club which was established at COP26.

Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair-Designate of Schroders plc said:

“Organisations such as the Natural Capital Investment Alliance and the Forest Investor Club are absolutely committed to making sure that private capital flows for good in preventing deforestation. We have an ambition to do this which is very close to Schroders philosophy in thinking about the environment, society and other communities. Those three things come together in the way we think about investing in Natural Capital.

“When we find the projects it’s hard to make sure our money reaches the right place and to evidence back to investors that the money is having the right impact. That’s why we join alliances and are committed to making impact investing in Natural Capital part of the future of mainstream finance. There is no doubt we can do this by working together.

“It’s our ambition to scale this. It’s also to catalyse change, to improve the way we can finance projects, start early-stage innovation and to help others in a way that means we are doing absolutely the right thing for people and the planet and to also deliver a financial return for everyone who saves money with us.”

NCIA was created by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, as part of his Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) launched at Davos in 2020. Schroders pledged its allegiance to the Terra Carta to build a sustainable future, a new global business proposition launched by his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and founder of the SMI.  

Earlier this year, Schroders and Oxford Sciences Innovation announced their investment into Natural Capital Research, (NCR), focused on accelerating the development of NCR’s online platform to map Natural Capital assets globally.

The full event can be viewed here.