MERLIN webinars #23 - Mutual Guarantee and Environmental Sustainability: Collaborative Efforts for a Greener Future

Event posted by Rachelle Cividino
Monday, 3 June 2024 - 15:00 (Europe/Brussels)

As the importance of sustainable financing for projects grows each year, it's essential to have alternative sources of funding, yet not all organisations are willing to invest in these projects. This is where Mutual Guarantee steps in, offering necessary support and security.

During the webinar, we will introduce the concept of Mutual Guarantee and its connection to freshwater ecosystem restoration. We will dive dee p into the mission of Mutual Guarantee organisations, their pros and cons, most prominent features and more. Based on specific examples during the event, we will understand how freshwater ecosystem restoration projects can successfully prepare and use the support of Mutual Guarantee organisations in their activity.

The webinars are open and free for anyone to join : Registration link

About the speaker

José Fernando Figueiredo is the Founding President of GNGI – Global Network of Guarantee Institutions and the Special Honorary Chairman of the European Association of Guarantee Institutions – AECM, responsible for international relations. José Fernando also chairs Agrogarante SGM, a Mutual Credit Guarantee company dedicated to agriculture, forestry, fishery, agribusiness, aggrotech and minerals with about one billion euros of outstanding guarantees in its portfolio. As an entrepreneur, José Fernando is the founding partner of Knowledge Factory, an international consultancy company in the areas of strategy and business finance, green and sustainable financing, promotional banking and mergers and acquisition of SMEs.

About Merlin Academy

The MERLIN Academy aims to create an informative environment where users can find everything they need to advance their understanding and effectiveness in the field of freshwater ecosystem and wetland restoration and nature-based solutions, including topics like innovative restoration techniques, financing, restoration governance and monitoring. This comprehensive resource hub is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and capacity building, ultimately contributing to more sustainable and impactful restoration initiatives worldwide. These resources are curated to support wide range of users, from researchers and practitioners to policymakers and students.