A roundtable discussion: How financial institutions can measure biodiversity impacts and dependencies

Experts from different stakeholder groups met to discuss how financial institutions can measure biodiversity impacts and dependencies.

How financial institutions can measure biodiversity

The participants included representatives from academia, data providers, NGOs, and financial institutions. 

There were two specific aims: 

  • To build connections between different groups working on biodiversity, who are currently operating in silos. 

  • To illuminate the challenges facing financial institutions when integrating biodiversity considerations into their investment decisions. 

Three questions were discussed and debated in detail: 

  • Are the existing biodiversity measurement techniques being used by financial institutions driving the real-world outcomes we need to see? 

  • Is new biodiversity-related regulation supporting the outcomes we need to see? 

  • What does nature-positive investment look like?