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Pina Saphira

Programme Officer | Business and Biodiversity

Pina’s role involves supporting the integration of natural capital and improved biodiversity measurements in corporate and financial decision-making. This includes synthesising and delivering scientific information to help companies and financial institutions understand and respond to their impacts and dependence on natural capital.

Previous experience & expertise

Pina previously worked as a Land Use and Sustainable Commodities Analyst at the World Resources Institute (WRI). She has worked on agricultural commodities issues in Indonesia covering supply chain traceability, certifications, land conflicts, and landscape governance; working collaboratively with businesses, national/local governments, civil societies and smallholder farmers. Pina holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in business law.

Recent work by Pina Saphira

Biodiversity Guidance to accompany the Natural Capital Protocol |

Pina provides day-to-day management for UNEP-WCMC’s work with the Capitals Coalition and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative in creating a series of guidance for businesses that strengthens the way biodiversity is covered in the Natural Capital Protocol - a framework to identify, measure and value impacts and dependencies on natural capital.

ENCORE |

Pina provides support for UNEP-WCMC’s work with the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (a collaboration between UNEP FI and Global Canopy) to improve the ENCORE tool through a new biodiversity module. Developed primarily for the finance sector, the tool enables users to visualise and explore natural capital opportunities, risks and exposure.

Global Training for banks with the Good Growth Partnership |

Pina provides technical support for UNEP-WCMC’s work with the Good Growth Partnership in creating global training modules for banks. The training modules aim to increase the capacity of banks to identify deforestation and other ESG risk related to financing commodities such as soy, palm oil, and beef production.