Since biodiversity loss affects large swaths of the economy, it should be front of mind for investors. Not least because, as Adam Kanzer, head of stewardship for the Americas, points out, nature loss also makes meeting the world’s climate goals harder.
Listen to this Talking heads podcast in which Adam and Andrew Craig, co-head of the investment insights centre, discuss the current COP15 meeting. The conference seeks to agree on a set of goals including a roadmap for reversing man-made nature loss from activities such as deforestation and securing ecosystem services such as air and water purification by 2030.
“Investors have a critical role to play – many of the companies we [collectively] invest in are driving the problem or are highly depend on nature.” Adam argues for a collaborative effort by investors and policymakers to make progress on nature-positive ways of living and working. These could help curb the systemic risk from biodiversity loss. They represent sizeable investment opportunities.
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