Biodiversity Report 2024 theme

Biodiversity and Investment Report

Conserving habitats and safeguarding biodiversity largely falls to the corporate world and its responsible investors

Biodiversity is no longer a niche topic for the investor community, in part thanks to the work of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). This marks a huge change from just two or three years ago, when ESG professionals were overwhelmingly focused on climate. Now, as the chilling extent of threats to nature becomes impossible to ignore, investors increasingly believe they can and must be part of the solution.

In this report, we assess whether the TNFD is on track to gather sufficient signatories; take a closer look at APAC’s most eager proponent of biodiversity safeguards, Japan; and analyse an innovative financial lever that can be adopted to foster conservation, debt-for-nature swaps; plus lots more besides.

Is the TNFD on target?

The TNFD achieved a surge of adoptions after publishing its recommendations in September. Many expect its recommendations to eventually become part of mandatory nature disclosure regimes.

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Is the TNFD on target?

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