The Quadia Talks introduce the concept of the regenerative economy in impact investing. As a Swiss pioneer impact investor, Quadia brings almost ten years of expertise in the field and believes that circular and collaborative business models creating social and environmental added-value through the lens of a regenerative economy are and will remain innovative, efficient, autonomous and resilient.
Through Quadia’s network of industry experts and thought leaders in foundations, finance, circular economy, sustainability, and the private sector, the conferences will provide an exclusive platform to discover and engage with practices advancing the regenerative economy.
With an attendance of over 40 people in this first edition, we were honored to welcome The Nature Conservancy’s Executive Vice-President and Quadia’s Board member, Mr. Peter Wheeler. Titled « Why do we need ESG and who decides what E is? », the discussion focused on strategies insuring that finance could indeed play a role in biodiversity protection if more collaboration was fostered among the different stakeholders.
Peter Wheeler has a long and distinguished career as an investment banker and is an active angel investor and this helps inform his decisions and strategy for the organization.
With the vision that by solving top threat’s to Nature, we can also improve the lives of millions, The Nature Conservancy has built an expertise in its 70-year long history with more than 400 scientists and 4000 conservationists in over 70 countries.
It also directly leverages finance to protect Nature with a $750 million annual operating budget and their impact investing unit, Nature Vest, that combines low-cost, long-term capital with philanthropy to fund large conservation deals.
In addition to its in-house knowledge and activities, the organization recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships with financial institutions by providing the research and field experience necessary to guide more capital for greater environmental impact.