Advice on ratings

Rating agencies give an overall view on sustainability risks, but the ‘E’ in environmental, social and governance (ESG) is typically focused on greenhouse gas emissions, with some consideration of waste and water. We can advise on the sometimes overlooked, but increasingly critical, biodiversity impacts and dependencies that will underpin a business’s overall sustainability.

Investors are increasingly looking at non-financial factors as part of their analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities. Every business uses energy and resources and discharges waste, which have consequences for biodiversity. This is a fast-moving area and new policy and legislative changes are coming, which means that biodiversity needs more focus than rating agencies are currently giving it.

The Nature Positive team can unpick the environmental aspects of ESG reporting and reveal the ratings to identify nature-related impacts and dependencies. This analysis will help you understand which investments could be exposed to more biodiversity-related risks. If you are thinking about investing in a sector in which you believe there could be biodiversity-related risks and dependencies, we can look at the ratings to compare and advise you on the different risks. These services can be used to help inform your investment and divestment decisions for your portfolio.

If you would like Nature Positive to provide advice on ratings or an ESG strategy, please contact the Nature Positive team.