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Invest in nature? Might be possible with ‘natural asset companies.’

Jennifer Yachnin of E&E News reports on a new way to invest in nature.

The C3 Take
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission is developing regulations for the New York Stock Exchange offer a new kind of investment known as natural asset companies.
  • The proposed regulation would assign a dollar figure to clean air and conserved wildlife from the activities of companies who own private and public land.
  • This framework could provide certainty to investors and provide a springboard for more nature-based investing.

“‘We were looking for a private-sector approach that wasn’t dependent on policy, it wasn’t dependent on traditional taxes, regulation or philanthropy to price in these assets and give investors the opportunity to invest directly in nature, whether that’s for climate or biodiversity,’ said IEG Chair Douglas Eger.”

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