There is a clear need for swift action to address biodiversity loss. The severity of the risks linked to biodiversity loss has not directly translated into changes into corporate actions. While the complexities of effectively measuring and addressing biodiversity loss are acknowledged, regulations and standards to facilitate the process are being developed rapidly and companies need to be prepared to meet them head on. There are actionable steps companies can take now and investors can play a key role to accelerate the momentum of biodiversity action.

Part 1: It is time to sound the alarm on biodiversity

Biodiversity is all around us. It underpins not only our economy but also our very existence: Yet, we (individuals, governments, and the private sector) are only in the early stages of understanding how essential a healthy and biodiverse environment is to a stable and well-functioning society.

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Part 1: It is time to sound the alarm on biodiversity

Part 2: Addressing Biodiversity Loss: A Call to Action

There is no debate in the fact that we inherently depend on biodiversity for a stable well-functioning society and that human activities are negatively impacting nature with potentially irreversible consequences. Governments and other stakeholders are working to encourage momentum on this important issue through regulation and uniform reporting standards. However, investors will also have a key role to play to help bending the curve of biodiversity loss.

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Part 2: Addressing Biodiversity Loss: A Call to Action

Part 3: Addressing Biodiversity in Mining & Metals, Utilities, Paper & Forest Products

We classify utilities, mining & metals, and paper & forest products as sectors with primarily direct impacts on biodiversity as the majority of their operations happen on owned or directly managed assets.

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Part 3: Addressing Biodiversity in Mining & Metals, Utilities, Paper & Forest Products

Part 4: Addressing Biodiversity in Food-based Sectors

The global food sector is often cited as one of the primary sectors driving biodiversity loss globally. While the sector heavily exacerbates biodiversity loss, it is also heavily dependent on biodiversity and faces significant associated risks. The impacts to biodiversity are often indirect, primarily through the sourcing of raw materials, making the topic difficult to manage and measure in part due to the sheer scale of global supply chains.

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Part 4: Addressing Biodiversity in Food-based Sectors