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  • Money vs. Nature: Sustainable Finance Solutions

    When: Friday, June 24, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
    Where: Folklife Studio, National Mall
    Category: Narrative Session
    Real-time captioning available

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    Economy = nature? Realizing the consequential role the environment plays in the economy, financial institutions are now putting value on enhancing nature, rather than polluting it. Watch a discussion between financial pioneers and entrepreneurs from Europe and the United States on how sustainable finance can promote climate solutions.

    About the Participants

    Kristin Rechberger is CEO of Dynamic Planet, which helps build regenerative seascapes and landscapes with communities through conservation economy development. Before founding Dynamic Planet in 2012, Rechberger was senior vice president of global programs and partnerships at the National Geographic Society. She is a 1995 Luce Scholar, a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Sustainable Tourism.

    Steve Case is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Case co-founded AOL in 1985 and under his leadership and vision, AOL became the largest and most valuable internet company. Case is chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.- based investment firm. Case is also the author of the forthcoming book Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream as well as bestselling book The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.

    Mathias Wikström is the CEO of Doconomy and a renowned, Sweden-based sustainability business leader and creative strategist. He founded Doconomy with Johan Pihl and spearheaded globally awarded forefront projects in finance, sustainability, and human rights. Mathias has won several Grand Prix at Cannes Lions and served on many award juries, as president for innovation in Eurobest among others. He is a high-scoring speaker at industry summits in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Latin America as well as with the UN and UNFCCC.

    Jad Daley is the president and CEO of American Forests.

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