Nature’s bottom line: the wealth of biodiversity
Biodiversity and nature have emerged as a prominent next focus for many investors, given how closely they are intertwined with the challenges of climate change. It is now widely acknowledged that biodiversity loss is a systemic risk. As such, this is an opportune time for investors to engage with this critical issue.
In this episode, we speak with two experts: Thomas Viegas, Partnerships Lead at the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and Liudmila Strakodonskaya, ESG Analyst at AXA Investment Managers. Together we explore the launch of the TNFD and shed light on why biodiversity loss is not only a risk but also an opportunity for investors. We delve into practical strategies for investors, the adoption of new standards, the development of innovative investment products and ways that investors can begin to collaborate.
With the highest certainty, we can say that it is much more than 50 percent of GDP that depends on biodiversity. Actually, everything depends on nature. So, it is a potential systemic risk for our global economies.Liudmila Strakodonskaya Ph.D, ESG Analyst at AXA Investment Managers
Everywhere, every day, wherever you are, the evidence is becoming clear that the degradation of nature and actions aimed at conserving, restoring, or sustainably using it, present significant risks and opportunities for business, finance, and society now and in the future.Thomas Viegas, Partnerships Lead at the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)
Report: WWF- Living Planet Report 2022
Research: IPBES- Models of drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem change
Book: Robin Wall Kimmerer- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants