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About the Foundation

The Finance for Biodiversity Foundation was set up in March 2021.

The aim of the Foundation is to support a call to action and collaboration between financial institutions via working groups, as a connecting body for contributing signatories and partner organizations.

Our mission:

“Supporting a call to action and collaboration among financial institutions to reverse nature loss this decade”

Our members

Financial institutions that have signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge can become a member of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation if they want to be active in the working groups. The number of members is growing and currently stands at 28 financial institutions.

Read more about our members.

Working groups

Foundation members can join the three working groups that are currently active:

  1. Engagement with companies
  2. Impact assessment (incl. biodiversity measurement and data)
  3. Public policy advocacy

Each working group is connected to one of the five commitments of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge.

In 2022 we will also look into the potential for and/or interest in setting up other working groups, such as target setting, reporting and positive impact.

Read more about our working group activities.

Become a member

Financial institutions that have signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge can become a member of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation by completing the registration form.

You can choose between three types of membership:

1. Supporting member

Least active – your organization will receive updates on the working group results and newsletters with information on biodiversity. It will be mentioned in of our communications and on our website and can participate in our two update meetings per year.

2. Collaborative member

Moderately active – your organization will participate in the working groups, gain knowledge in the workshops, co-develop publications, support public events and engage with other financial institutions to sign the Pledge. Besides this, you can also participate in all the activities and opportunities mentioned above for supporting members.

3. Impact member

Very active – your organization will participate as a (co-)chair of a working group, lead collective actions and/or have an active role in communications, publicity and/or public events. Besides this, you can also engage in all the activities and opportunities mentioned above for collaborative members.

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