Our key takeaway: We are in a biodiversity crisis. A recent figure: around 1 million species are at risk of extinction. Companies are contributing to this biodiversity loss (e.g., land- and sea-use change, production of harmful pollutants, etc.). What are investors in these companies doing about it? The World Benchmarking Alliance calls on all investors to get moving on their journey towards nature positive future, and this starts by meaningful engagement with companies. Five actions: look beyond climate goals, take direct action to halt biodiversity loss, increase transparency on biodiversity hotspots and endangered species, respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities; and last but not least, cultivate responsible lobbying on nature.
The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) published ‘Nature Benchmark 2022: Investor guidance” (2023):