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.
Adapting to the challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Rathbone Greenbank hosted its 23rd annual Investor Day online for the first time.
Rathbone Greenbank interviewed Professor Miles Richardson of the University of Derby, who established the Nature Connectedness Research Group (NCRG) in 2013 to explore how relationships between people and the natural world could be improved for the benefit of both.
What are the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)?
We interviewed Darren Moorcroft, chief executive of the Woodland Trust, asking him questions ranging from how the Woodland Trust is helping to address the issues around climate change, to the role business can play in protecting woodland ecosystems in the UK.