Sustainability, Finance and Environment, with Bruce Rich, Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, USA at the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum 2016, Guhawati, Assam state, India

Sustainability, Finance and Environment: Bruce Rich, attorney and author, speaks about his journey into the field of conservation. He discusses the role of World Bank in financing big investment projects that were affecting the environment and as well as having severe social impacts, and describes the process that led the World Bank to set standards that also contributed to the adoption of environment & social standards for project finance by leading private international banks such as Barclays, J.P. Morgan and Citi Group and theInternational Netherlands Group. Now over 100 Banks have adopted the EQUATOR Principles (see and and are incorporating these into their business model for the benefit of the environment. EHNF was a 2 day session that brought together individuals, institutes, government bodies and ministries to speak on Asian Elephant Conservation and honour the ecological champions, who contribute to protecting the biodiversity of the Eastern Himalayas. The Event took place a on 8th & 9th Nov 2016.