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"Biodiversity loss is an environmental catastrophe developing at a faster pace than climate change.” (IPBES, 2019)

"Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems.” (The Convention on Biological Diversity)

Biodiversity is crucial for the health and functionality of all ecosystems and their “services”, however, it is lost at an unprecedented rate. The main drivers are humanity’s demand for food, water, and natural resources, with the IPBES reporting that 1 million animal and plant species face extinction. This surely should be on the radar of investors who shape global capital markets?

In 2019, RI found that over the next 5 years ‘systemic environmental factors’ are considered most likely to be material to asset owners’ investment decisions (even ahead of traditional financial factors). However, while the climate crisis is slowly becoming part of investor thinking globally, biodiversity loss has so far lacked scrutiny as a major risk. Investigating if and how investors think about biodiversity loss is crucial to answering the timely question: Are investors prepared to safeguard the ecosystems all life depends on?

Show leadership and contribute to our exciting dataset, aiming to shine a light on current awareness and approaches to biodiversity across the wider financial community. Be at the forefront of an emerging investment theme, which will increase in importance over the coming years.

Completion of the survey will take between 5 - 7min. All answers are non-attributable and respondents will receive access to the results after completion of the study. 

This research is powered by Responsible Investor in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Zoological Society London and the Nature Conservancy.

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