Explainer: COP15, the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade
Eco-Business (August 2022)
An insight explaining everything about the upcoming CBD COP15 conference – what it is, what the history of international diplomacy on nature is, what the plan is, and expected sticking points in the negotiations.
High and Dry: How water issues are stranding assets
CDP and Planet Tracker (May 2022)
This report covers the significance of the water crisis to the financial sector and how water risk is becoming a potential threat to financial stability. It examines the drivers of water risks – physical, regulatory, reputational, technological – and assesses the level of awareness and preparedness that exists across companies in four major sectors: coal, electric utilities, metals and mining, oil and gas, with a case study for each. The wider data is drawn from CDP’s database of corporate disclosures on water. Using all of this evidence, the research evaluates how the issue of water scarcity and water stress can affect the financial performance of companies in these chosen sectors, in addition to the financial institutions backing them. The report finally proposes a list of actions and mitigations that can be put in place to relieve some of this risk.
TNFD Forum webinar: Introducing the TNFD framework, beta release v0.1
This webinar for TNFD Forum members introduced the first beta version of the TNFD framework, which is a prototype and the start of feedback and testing. The webinar gives an overview of the release package, some details on the structure and contents of the framework, and has two Q&A sections with some Forum members.
Speakers included TNFD Co-Chairs Elizabeth Mrema and David Craig; TNFD Taskforce Members Judson Berkey (Managing Director & Group Head, Engagement & Regulatory Strategy, UBS), Jessica McDougall (Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship), Bas Ruter (Executive Director, Sustainability & Climate, Rabobank), and Emily McKenzie (TNFD Technical Director). The webinar was moderated by Tony Goldner, TNFD Executive Director.
Practitioner’s guide: what does nature-positive mean for business?
WBCSD (December 2021)
The guide sets out “building blocks” to guide business action towards nature-positive and net-zero. Building on existing frameworks, the building blocks help business understand the implications of the goal to achieve a nature-positive world by 2030.
Navigating Ocean Risk: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable Blue Economy
If managed sustainably, a healthy ocean can yield great benefits for people and the economy.
This ground breaking research shows that a business-as-usual trajectory entails great risk to our economies, with a cost potentially reaching up to US$8.4 trillion over the next 15 years.
But the ocean also has a great capacity to regenerate. If we take immediate action, we can reduce this damage to US$3.3 trillion.
By repairing damage to the ocean, we revive one of the world’s greatest resources and one of the world’s largest carbon sinks.
The Climate-Nature Nexus: Implications for the Financial Sector
Nature Finance (May 2021)
A new report from the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative (F4B) details why and how climate and nature impacts must be considered together, and not in isolation. The findings laid out in the report, The Climate-Nature Nexus: Implications for the financial sector assert that a future that deals with both the nature and biodiversity crises will be very different to one that deals with climate alone. The risks, solutions, and opportunities for the financial sector all change. But the majority of the financial sector has already started acting on climate, and can leverage this to make quick progress on nature.
Nature Risk Rising: Why the Crisis Engulfing Nature Matters for Business and the Economy
World Economic Forum (January 2020)
A landmark report which “explains how nature-related risks matter to business, why they must be urgently mainstreamed into risk management strategies and why it is vital to prioritize the protection of nature’s assets and services within the broader global economic growth agenda.”