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 tax and finance innovations that can unlock money to fund high-impact conservation. They create a network of experts across government, private sector, development, and conservation to test new ideas. An R&D hub is set up to help each new idea develop, validate, pilot, and scale.

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 innovation. In addition to leading Innovative Finance & Policy at Wilderness Foundation Africa, she is chair of Africa’s Sustainable Finance Coalition. Candice has a background in law and commerce.

Henry Arnhold Fellows