Celebrating 11 new signatories at the European Nature and Biodiversity Summit

1 December 2020 – 11 More financial institutions will be signing up to the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge. We will celebrate these new signatories during the European Business & Nature Summit (EBNS), organized by the European Commission and its partners on 8 and 9 December. The new signatories will be announced as part of the high-level opening session on 9 December.

At the EBNS, financial institutions and businesses will come together with EU and Member State representatives, local and regional public authorities, civil society and academics to discuss and exchange knowledge on how they can contribute to rebuilding ecosystem health. 

The summit will be held virtually on 8 and 9 December. The celebration of new signatories will take place during the opening session on 9 December at 10 – 10.30am CET. EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness will open the session, followed by high level keynote addresses from Allianz France, International business of Federated Hermes and Deutsche Bank. All the speakers will stress the urgency of incorporating the issue of biodiversity into financial decision making.


First Scandinavian financial institutions join the Pledge

The Pledge is pleased to welcome its first Scandinavian signatories. The new total of 37 financial institutions will represent 13 countries and €4.8 combined assets in total, spanning Australia, Europe and North America.

New signatories are very welcome to join

Financial institutions from any continent are warmly encouraged to join us. There will be a further round of new signatories in Spring 2021. Check this website for more information and to sign up.

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