Wednesday webinar at one: Natural capital: A key investment opportunity

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | 13:00 - 13:40 | Webinar

We rely on nature directly and indirectly across multiple sectors. The linear, take-make-waste economic model is now dangerously depleting this most productive asset. However, powerful forces are now pushing for this outdated linear model to evolve into a new circular economy that is harnessing the power of nature whilst also preserving it, thus creating investment opportunities.

In this webinar brought to you by CFA UK's ESG working group, speakers Kristina Church and Alina Donets, CFA, will discuss the following:

  • What is natural capital and why is it so vital to our global economy?
  • Why does natural capital sit at the heart of the supply chains of major global sectors?
  • Which industries are at risk from the degradation of nature?
  • Opportunities in the transition to a leaner form of industry and investment in the bio-circular economy
  • The four key revolutions at the heart of the strategy: Circular bio-economy which unlocks innovation across water, food solutions and materials, harnessing the regenerative features of nature; Resources efficiency that targets leaner forms of production through dematerialization and materials performance; Outcome-oriented approach to consumption; and Zero waste world.
  • How to play the theme of natural capital in a high-conviction equity portfolio and the investment process used to drive stock selection

Where recordings are made, these are a member benefit that are accessed through the member-only platform, CFA UK Discover.


Registration: 12:55

Event: 13:00 - 13:40

CPD Points: 0.75


Kristina Church, Head of Sustainable Solutions, Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM)

Kristina Church is Head of Sustainable Solutions at LOIM and Client Portfolio Manager for Sustainability. She joined LOIM in 2019 as a senior investment strategist in the sustainable investment research team. She focuses on the integration of sustainability cross-asset and client engagement on sustainability.

Kristina's research covers topics including the climate transition, circular economy, natural capital and biodiversity, digitalisation, smart cities and sustainable mobility. She is LOIM’s representative on the observers group of the TNFD and also a representative on the global responsible investor committee for AIMA (alternative investment management association).

Kristina holds the ICAEW chartered accountant qualification (ACA) and earned a master of arts in classics and classical languages from Oxford University.


Alina Donets, CFA, Lead Portfolio Manager, Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM)

Alina Donets is a globally recognised specialist in water and sustainable investment, having developed a number of new strategies with proprietary impact, thematic and ESG-centred processes.

Alina joined LOIM in November 2020 and has been managing sustainability portfolios for 7 years. Previously, she worked at Allianz Global Investors as a portfolio manager from 2017 until 2020. She was also a portfolio manager in Bank Audi.

Alina holds a master’s degree in international business from HEC and a bachelor’s of science degree in business studies from Cass Business School. She is also a CFA charterholder and has been awarded the ESG CFA certificate, as well as the IMC certificate (Units I and II).

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