A Guide to Biodiversity & Nature-based Solutions for Financial Professionals
We are in a phase of mounting concern about nature. As we begin to account for the level of risk to markets, investors are exploring methods of integrating nature and its central component, biodiversity, into investment processes.
New biodiversity-related standards and methodologies are emerging to help financial professionals account for, and report on, nature-related risks and impacts. Additionally, changes in global legislation point to a shift in the way that nature is accounted for in markets and economies.
There are opportunities to be gained from a market shaped by nature-related policies and nature-smart businesses, including mitigation of nature-related risks and through directing capital towards nature-positive outcomes. Nature-based Solutions offer diverse benefits, drawing on ecosystem services, and at their best, on local knowledge of nature, these solutions are often cost effective and support resilience against climate change.
Rio ESG’s Guide to Biodiversity & Nature-based Solutions has been designed to help financial professionals understand the key concepts behind biodiversity, nature-related reporting, and nature-based solutions. This guide assesses key nature-related topics for financial professionals, reviews the current and future landscape of reporting, accounting, and legislation, and points you in the direction of useful resources.
This guide is designed to provide an overview of Nature-based Solutions and biodiversity and new and upcoming regulations may affect the financial market.
While it has been created with the financial services sector in mind, you'll find insights relevant for all kinds of organisations, including businesses looking to get ahead of ESG trends.