Reducing risks and seizing opportunities: integrating biodiversity into food and agriculture investments
Agrobiodiversity Index – summary for investors
by Dr Christine Negra. Contributors: Allison Smith, Fred Werneck. June 2017
Using the Agrobiodiversity Index, companies and governments can reduce operational and reputational risks and seize opportunities by estimating and monitoring the agrobiodiversity impact of supply chain investments. The Agrobiodiversity Index can also help investors to screen their portfolios for companies and governments that promote agrobiodiversity, as a proxy for operational and reputational risks related to climate change and unsustainable production.
Value chain finance for agricultural climate change resilience
CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) Discussion Paper
by Havemann, Tanja (Clarmondial AG). October 2016
The purpose of this report is to explore the potential for agricultural value-chain finance (AVCF) to promote climate change resilience in ACP countries, focusing on the experiences of farmers and financiers with market-based lending and risk-mitigation finance products. This paper focuses on loans (i.e. debt, credit), but the role of concessional financing is discussed in the last section. By ACP countries, this paper specifically means the 79 state signatories to the Cotonou Agreement (the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement). These include 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific.
Impact in the forests : Summary
The potential for business solutions to combat deforestation in large forest landscapes in Asia: a progress report.
by Clarmondial, Ennovent, GreenWorks Asia, Impact Hub and WWF. 2016
N. Dudley, P. Chatterton, E. Cramer, A. Cremonesi, R. Deau, T. Havemann, H. Hoffmann-Riem, T. Neupane, A. Safford, P. Scheuch, D. Shandilya, P. Skvaril, S. Stolton, S. Varma. 2016. Impact in the Forest: The Potential for Business Solutions to Combat Deforestation in Large Forest Landscapes in Asia, WWF-Switzerland: Zürich.
A business-focused perspective on how debt supports investments in ecosystem services
Tanja Havemann, Clarmondial; Daniel Schuster, Credit Suisse; Justine Leigh-Bell, Climate Bonds Initiative; Dr. Christine Negra, Advisor to Clarmondial; Anne Levonen, Credit Suisse. April 2016.
Articles, interviews and other contributions
Opalesque Radio Feature 16
Tanja Havemann in conversation with Sona Blessing
Despite the odds why investors should consider/continue to invest in carbon markets
In this feature Tanja Havemann, director of Beyond Carbon shares why despite the credit crisis, inconclusive Copenhagen and Cancun Kyoto Protocol talks and the scandals that affected the carbon market earlier this year, she still sees investment opportunities and, why shifting toward implementing regional schemes (fragmentation in markets) as opposed to waiting for global consensus on regulation has its advantages…