Apart from climate change, the main reasons for this decline are habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, pollution and, of course, unsustainable resource use. According to WWF’s latest Living Planet Report, our society’s current rate of consumption means that Earth’s biological resources are being overused by at least 56%.
A growing number of institutional and long-term investors are searching for the best approach to embed biodiversity consideration into financial decision-making. This is being encouraged by regulators (i.e. the Do No Significant Harm principle in the EU Taxonomy and SFDR), and initiatives such as the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)