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Introduction to Nature-based Solutions

Learn the basics of Nature-based Solutions as an investment thematic. This course teaches you the fundamentals you need to know, the challenges, opportunities and the players: all with an Asia lens.


Course Duration

On-demand video lesson: 60 minutes




2-3 hours
Self paced learning online

Module Breakdown

This course is divided into these main Topic areas:

​Topic 1: Introduction to the course & your instructors

Topic 2: NbS Basics
The Why of NbS
The Current State of NbS
Challenges of NbS
NbS Guiding Framework
Framing the Theme of NbS
From An Expert

Topic 3: The Asian Context of NbS
Depletion of Natural Capital
Investment Areas of NbS

Topic 4: Investment Areas of NbS
Main Strategies of NbS
Asset Classes
Transaction Size
Time Horizon

Topic 5: NbS Players in Asia
Typical NbS Investor Profile
Who is Active in NbS in Asia?
Key Resources and Summary

Case Studies/Features of Different Investor Perspectives

Case Study 1: ADM Capital

Case Study 2: Blue Finance

Case Study 3: Silverstrand

Course Instructor/s

The design of this online certificate course is led by the Sustainable Finance Initiative who, together with industry experts, will share relevant professional experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course. 

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