We are pleased to announce a new 2023 webinar series from the Japan Impact Investment Network (J-IIN) around the theme of Natural Capital. The series will have five events, each with experienced international practitioners and time for discussion.

The first session, “Increasing Investments in Natural Capital”, will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 18:00 JST. Lauren Ferstandig, Managing Director of Nature Vest, the in-house impact investment team at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), will lead an online discussion on the topic of natural capital and the issues and concerns around investment in natural capital

Join us to explore practical issues such as the role of impact investment and technology, as well as investment opportunities available in this field.

As a leading conservation organization founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) currently works in 76 countries to protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity. Nature Vest has been mobilizing private sector funds since its establishment in 2014 and has a strong track record as an impact investor.

The J-IIN Natural Capital Webinar Series will continue into the summer with four more events. We will be inviting investors, companies, and others to further explore the challenges and opportunities in the areas of biodiversity, forestland, oceans, crop and pastureland.

May 2023 Investing in biodiversity and its current challenges, solutions and possibilities

June 2023: Challenges and investment opportunities in forest land
July 2023: Issues and investment potential in the ocean businesses and the growing Blue Economy
September 2023: Issues and business potential in crop and pasturelands

Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to expand your knowledge and network.
If you are interested in our events or have questions, please contact us at inquiries@merosconsulting.com.

About J-IIN
Japan Impact Investment Network (J-IIN) focuses on supporting entrepreneurs and investors to build impactful, scalable business beyond Japan. Meros is a founding member of J-IIN.

J-IIN was created as a forum for entrepreneurs, investors and supporters of global business with impact to communicate frankly, exploring how global and domestic issues intersect.

Internationally, food and agriculture has attracted the most impact investment attention, but is a sector that has received much less attention in Japan. Meros works with our J-IIN colleagues to raise awareness of global trends in impact investment and business in agriculture and food in Japan and globally.