Candice Stevens

Sustainable Finance Coalition

Big Idea: 
Landscape finance in Africa

The Sustainable Finance Coalition drives the development of finance solutions for conservation efforts across Africa. They identify finance innovations that can unlock money to finance high-impact conservation. They create a network of experts across government, private sector, development, and conservation to test and implement new ideas. An R&D hub is set up to develop, validate, pilot, and scale each new finance solution ensuring they reach their full potential.

Candice is a green finance innovator, landscape finance specialist, and tax expert. She introduced the first effective biodiversity tax incentive into the South African protected areas network and received the UN Pathfinder Award Special Commendation for this global finance innovation. She is Chair of the Sustainable Finance Coalition and Co-Chair of the IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group.

Henry Arnhold Fellows