Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Lecture – The Power of One – was broadcast online from the beautiful butterfly and tortoise habitat at Jersey Zoo.
Consumers are increasingly taking action to ensure their buying choices are positively affecting the world we live in. 2020 saw many consumers start to ‘walk the walk’ and take steps to reduce their impact on the environment according to new research from Rathbone Greenbank Investments.
Rathbone Greenbank Investments is pleased to announce it has signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge, which was launched by 26 financial institutions from ten countries in September.
Sophie Lawrence, senior ethical, sustainable and impact researcher at Rathbone Greenbank, explains how we integrate biodiversity into our company assessment process, and how Greenbank use their investor influence to encourage companies to look at their environmental impacts both directly and through their supply chains.
Krystyna Springer, senior research analyst for financial sector strategies at ShareAction, reflects on their recent report (Point of No Returns), examining the investment community’s understanding of biodiversity loss, and addressing the challenges holding back the investment industry’s progress on biodiversity integration.
Ed Ellis, manager of the integrated biodiversity assessment tool (IBAT) for the IBAT alliance, explains how important it is to provide companies and investors with reliable, evidence-based biodiversity data to shape operational and investment decisions.
Annelisa Grigg, director of Globalbalance, has advised investors, companies and civil society on the business risks and opportunities associated with biodiversity for over 20 years. Annelisa provides insight into the status of global biodiversity and explains how biodiversity can be integrated into financial and corporate decision-making.
Darren Moorcroft, chief executive of the Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland nature conservation charity, explains the importance of woodland for biodiversity to thrive, and how important it is for people to reconnect with nature. The Woodland Trust’s core vision is to make a UK rich in native woods and trees a reality.
The mission of the Food Foundation is to change food policy and business practice to ensure everyone can afford and access a healthy diet. Greenbank has been collaborating with the Food Foundation (and, before that, the Food Climate Research Network) since 2019.