Alejandro Litovsky has been selected as a UBS Global Visionary, and is recognised as a global entrepreneur shaping opportunities to involve financial institutions in the financing of nature.
“Giving natural assets a place in the portfolios of Asia’s leading financial institutions will require building a supporting financial ecosystem - and this is something that Singapore is uniquely positioned to do”, Earth Security CEO & founder said.
At this year's Philanthropy Asia Summit, hosted by the Temasek Foundation, Alejandro Litovsky presented a series of opportunities for philanthropic capital to be deployed in a way that unlocks the private capital that is required to finance nature-based solutions in Asia and address existential risks to the region posed by the climate crisis.
In a feature for Asia Insurance Review, our founder Alejandro Litovsky and Michael Rellosa of the Philippines Insurance and Reinsurance Association (PIRA) discussed how we are moving the re/insurance sector in the Philippines to adopt nature-based solutions.
Presenting highlights from this year's Asia-Pacific Virtual Insurance Conference, The Manila Times highlights Alejandro Litovsky's keynote speech and encourages all insurance underwriters to read Earth Security's newest report.
Earth Security and its partner the Philippine Insurance and Reinsurance Associatoin (PIRA) hosted re/insurance CEOs and the regulator to discuss the business case for pricing natural assets in underwriting. The discussion built on the strategy recommendations of Earth Security’s latest report and centred on opportunities to improve products, business strategies, and the formation of an industry working group to drive collaboration on specific solutions.
In a keynote at the Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference, Alejandro Litovsky presented an innovative blueprint for re/insurance companies to integrate natural assets into product innovation. The market opportunity includes pricing the value of natural assets into policies, creating new insurance products to protect natural capital and supporting the transition of corporate and government clients to net-zero and climate resilience.
Moving the dial on climate change means focussing on the opportunities and benefits of making nature itself the foundation for green infrastructure, says Alejandro Litovsky. In a column for IPE Real Assets, Earth Security’s CEO outlines why restoring nature is a powerful tool for businesses to build resilience and achieve net-zero.
Until now, the value of natural assets such as mangroves has been widely overlooked in the business sector. Our new report offers a simple methodology using available science and public datasets for five coastal cities in the Philippines, with recommendations to drive strategic decisions, models and products in the race to resilience.
On World Ocean Day 2022, Earth Security calls for a raised collective ambition to finance nature for coastal resilience at scale. With the M40 Initiative, we work towards mobilising private sector finance for mangroves as a powerful nature-based solution for coastal resilience, climate mitigation and sustainable livelihoods.
Alejandro Litovsky, founder and CEO of the UK based company Earth Security sees a huge opportunity for investors to invest in natural as an asset class; by investing in protection, restoration, and regeneration economies.
Swiss bank UBS has announced a US$2 million investment in Earth Security’s catalytic Mangrove 40 (M40) initiative. The initiative, which Earth Security first described earlier this year, aims to scale up innovative finance for a pipeline of mangrove conservation and restoration projects across the tropical belt of the planet, the remaining mangrove frontier. Additionally, UBS is matching 10 percent of contributions made by its clients.
Today, at a ceremony during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Earth Security was named as a winner of The Global Environment Facility’s Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation. A competition that provides seed funding for innovative initiatives designed to help vulnerable countries cope with the worsening climate crisis.
Earth Security is moving to implementation of its 'municipal mangrove bond' proposal by partnering with HSBC Australia. The Australia-first project is part of HSBC Australia’s broader commitment to developing new financial tools, including nature-based climate solutions, which can support the transition to a low carbon economy and also protect livelihoods in local communities. The two-year project builds on previous work conducted by Earth Security throughout 2020, which identified the opportunity for municipal districts and cities to issue bonds to support mangrove ecosystems and also 40 specific locations, including Brisbane and Darwin, with the potential to do so.
Australian Banking + Finance features the work Earth Security is doing in partnership with HSBC Australia which is positioning the bank as a leader in financing innovative nature-based solutions. The article announces the launch of our new project to create a 'mangrove bond', an innovative financing solution that recognises the value of this vital ecosystem in the fight against climate change, alongside other ESG product innovations in Australian capital markets.
As part of our ongoing initiative to facilitate private sector engagement for financing ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in the Philippines, Earth Security co-convened a Webinar with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) on the Financing and Valuation of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Philippines.
Alejandro Litovsky, Founder & CEO, Earth Security, talks with Sam McManus, Director at Uxolo Development Finance. They focus on the role of nature-based investment opportunities can play in securing the commitments to net-zero, delivering economic returns for investors and in protecting and regenerating our natural ecosystems. The discussion references Earth Security’s mangroves case study for CDC Group plc for Zephyr Power’s 50MW wind project near Karachi, Pakistan, creating the mangroves 40 cities network and the mangrove municipal bond fund.
In this article for ESG Clarity, the source of insight for investors and asset managers, Alejandro Litovsky CEO of Earth Security and Jaffer Machano, Head of the Municipal Finance Programme of the UN Capital Development Fund, draw on Earth Security’s recent proposals on financing mangroves to show how Least Developed Countries (LDCs) many of which are rich in mangrove ecosystems, can maximise the benefits to their economies and long-term climate resilience by participating in a global carbon investment pipeline.
On Earth Day our CEO Alejandro Litovsky gave a keynote speech at The Exponential Climate Action Summit – Financing the Race to Zero, a global event organised by We Have No Time which was watched by over 5 million people around the world. He proposed a practical blueprint to bring the value of nature-based solutions to the worlds of finance, and unlock the potential of nature to fight climate change on a global, exponential scale.
Euromoney features Earth Security's practical analysis and proposals to make biodiversity and natural capital an investable asset in sustainable finance. What does it actually mean for banks and asset managers and what can the private sector do to restore the balance of nature? The article focuses on Earth Security's innovative bid to use municipal bonds to finance mangrove restoration in countries from the US to Bangladesh, which can be aggregated in a global fund that provides the size required by international investors.
Our webinar brought together finance leaders that are shaping blended finance models for nature across the public and private sectors, to reflect on how they approach these models and what the opportunities ahead are.
Uxolo, the development finance publication, interviews Earth Security and CDC Group on their collaboration to map the investment value of mangroves for its investment in Pakistan, and reflects on the wider findings and applications of Earth Security's new report on Financing the Earth's Assets: The case for Mangroves as a Nature-based Climate Solution.
Earth Security’s CEO chaired a panel of banks and investors at Environmental Finance’s Natural Capital Investment Conference 2021, which explored investment strategies, the market gaps and opportunities to grow a global pipeline of nature-based investments.
On February 17th 2021, Earth Security launched a new programme to help the insurance and reinsurance sector in the Philippines to capture some of these opportunities. The programme will help develop innovative products, underwriting models and partnerships as part of the sector’s climate leadership. By underwriting risks to companies in every industry sector, the insurance and reinsurance sector can play a catalytic role in sending market signals for companies to incorporate the value of nature more actively in their business models.