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    Nov 2021
    Written by Sara Vaughey

    The future of impact investing: How to embed biodiversity into investment strategies

    We are delighted to be participating in Investment Monitor’s online event on Thursday, 2 December. The event will explore, through panel discussions and keynote sessions, how the investment community can balance environmental, social and governance (ESG) demands with profitable investment to support a sustainable future.

    The COP26 negotiations in Glasgow demonstrated that we can no longer consider the natural world as an externality to our economy, as the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss become ever more apparent. As we grapple with the challenges in reaching a net-zero world, we must put equal effort into tackling our impacts on the natural world to continue reaping the huge benefits that nature provides for us.

    While the financial sector does not have the largest direct impact on biodiversity, its global reach will be critical in reversing the current trend of biodiversity loss. By understanding biodiversity impacts and dependencies, the financial community can ensure investments are directed to the companies that are making a meaningful contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    At the event, Stephanie Wray, Managing Director of Nature Positive, will be hosting a session exploring the importance of biodiversity and why it matters to businesses and investors, what businesses should be doing to understand and address their biodiversity impacts and how to integrate biodiversity into ESG investment strategies.

    Visit the event website for more information on the event agenda and to register for your free place.

    If you would like to learn more about how the FTSE 100, including 20 companies in the financial sector, is currently addressing biodiversity-related issues, please read our recently published report.

    *Photo by Karyatid on Unsplash

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