HomeRI ResourceFederated Hermes Inc.Biodiversity: Episode 1

The importance of biodiversity is hard to overstate. At its most simplistic, the term refers to genetic variation, as well as variation across species and the ecosystem at large. Biodiversity thus relates to all life on Earth. We, as humans, are utterly dependent upon it for our survival.

And it is against this backdrop that the rate of biodiversity loss is so alarming. From 1970-2016, mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish population sizes shrank by – on average – 68%. In the decade to come, reversing this downward trend will prove critical.

In the first episode from our six-part series, we look to define biodiversity and establish its importance in a business, as well as a humanitarian, context.

CATEGORIES: Environmental Investment Style: ESG Thematic Investing: Biodiversity Investment Style: Responsible