Presentation of the Global Biodiversity Score: free webinar, January 26

A useful learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in ESG: The Presentation of the Global Biodiversity Score free webinar on January 26.

How can financial institutions (FIs) comply and anticipate with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFRD) and Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)? Can one metric sum up the biodiversity impact of economic activities? How can businesses set science-based targets to reduce their impact on biodiversity and align with planetary boundaries and international goals as they do for climate (e.g. -30% biodiversity footprint by 2030)? How to define an activity with low impact on ecosystems in connection with the Green Taxonomy of the European Union?

After five years of development, CDC BiodiversitĂ© launched in May, 2020, its biodiversity footprint assessment tool: the Global Biodiversity Score (GBS), which seeks to address these questions and makes it possible for companies or financial institutions to evaluate their impact on biodiversity. The GBS has been developed with the Businesses for Positive Biodiversity Club (B4B+), a group of about 10 financial institutions and 25 companies, benefiting from extensive road-testing. About ten biodiversity footprint assessments of companies have already been completed with the GBS. This tool allows to perform the SBTN’s Step 1, to define a baseline and set targets within Step 3 and then to monitor the achievement of these objectives within Step 5.

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