Accelar has introduced a Nature Finance Impact Hub, which aims to boost market confidence in nature-positive initiatives, by isolating their key financial and environmental benefits.
A strategy and sustainability consultancy, Accelar’s main business and goal is to assist with promoting the clean growth transition by offering appropriate advisory and solutions around “green finance,” natural capital, decarbonization, climate resilience, as well as supporting the circular economy.
Accelar’s hub will aim to address the shortage of comparable data related to the performance of “nature-positive” initiatives, by ensuring access to benchmarks and data from existing projects – gleaning insights from comparable financial and environmental metrics.
Chris Fry, Co-Founder at Accelar, stated:
“The Impact Hub quantifies how innovative, nature-positive projects can deliver return on investment alongside significant benefits for biodiversity, decarbonization, water management and eco-tourism. We hope that this will contribute to a snowball effect, encouraging investment in nature to expand rapidly in the future.”
Recent reports have noted that there’s a significant investment gap when it comes to attaining important nature-focused outcomes in the United Kingdom and internationally. The finance gap for UK Nature report estimates that between £44 billion and £97 billion private investment will be needed – along with public sector funding – during the next decade so that the UK can achieve its net zero goals.
As noted by Accelar’s management:
“Change is nothing new. But the imperatives are now stronger than ever, not least to drive down carbon emissions and regenerate our natural and urban areas. The speed of change is also more rapid in a digitally enabled world. Ultimately, successful economies will be based on net-zero emissions and many organizations, places and projects are looking to innovate to accelerate this transition.”
Accelar Lltd was founded by Chris Fry and Charlene Baker. The company assists customers with “confidently grasping the tremendous opportunities and navigating the risks associated with this transition.” They’ve pointed out that we should not “expect the same old same old way of working either.” The company added that they are “part of the next generation of consultancy businesses focused on your strategic outcomes.”