Finance for Biodiversity Pledge reaches the milestone of 100+ signatories
26 July 2022 – The Finance for Biodiversity Pledge reaches the milestone of 103 financial institutions, thanks to 5 new signatories: Green Century, Schroders, SG 29 Haussmann, Société Générale Private Wealth Management, and Velliv Pension & Livsforsikring A/S. The total number of members of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation increased from 49 to 51 members.
With the new signatory financial institutions, the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge is representing in total over €14,7 trillion in assets held by 103 signatories from 19 countries.
The financial institutions’s support for the Pledge is making biodiversity a highly visible topic in the sector. Moreover, it is generating collaboration and progress to achieve the mission of reversing nature loss by 2030.
Finance for Biodiversity Pledge
The Finance for Biodiversity Pledge is a commitment of financial institutions to protect and restore biodiversity through their finance activities and investments. The Pledge consists of 5 steps financial institutions commit to take:
- Collaborating and sharing knowledge
- Engaging with companies
- Assessing impact
- Setting targets
- Reporting publicly on the above before 2025
Finance for Biodiversity Foundation
Financial institutions that signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge can become members to join the collective action under the working groups of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation. With this new round of signatories, the total number of members increased from 49 to 51. The members are sharing knowledge and collaborating on topics such as impact assessment, engaging with companies, public policy advocacy and target setting. An additional working group on positive impact will follow next year.
Next round of new signatories in October
The next celebration of new signatories (#8) will be organised during the European Business and Nature Summit on 18 October 2022 in Brussels. This round will be the last stepping stone before the final negotiations on the Global Biodiversity Framework during COP15 in December in Montreal. Financial institutions that sign the Pledge publicly call on global leaders to agree on effective measures to reverse nature loss in this decade to ensure ecosystem resilience. We encourage all financial institutions to sign the Pledge and support this urgent call to action.
The 103 signatories to the Pledge are (with new signatories shown in bold):
ABN AMRO, Achmea Investment Management, Achmea, ACTIAM N.V., Aegon Nederland N.V., Allianz France, Amundi, APG Asset Management, ASN Bank, ASR Nederland, Astanor Ventures, Athora Netherlands NV, Australian Ethical Investment, Aviva Plc, AXA Group, AXA Investment Management, Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Bankinter, Boston Common Asset Management, Caisse des Dépôts, Change Finance PBC, CNP Assurances, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Crédit Mutuel Asset Management, Crescent Capital Group LP, CZ, Demeter Partners, DNB Asset Management AS , Domini Impact Investments LLC, DPAM, Deutsche Oppenheim Family Office, EAB Group Plc, eco.business Fund, Edmond de Rothschild AM, EGAMO, ERAFP, Etica Sgr – Responsible Investments, Federal Finance Gestion, Fidelity International, First Sentier Investors, Fondaction, Future Food Fund, Gay-Lussac Gestion, GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG, Green Century, Group La Française, Groupe MGEN, Groupe VYV, Harmonie Mutuelle, HSBC Global Asset Management, Incofin Investment Management CVA, International business of Federated Hermes, Jupiter AM, Karner Blue Capital, Klaverblad Verzekeringen, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse gjensidig forsikringsselskap (KLP), La Banque Postale Group, La Financière de l’Echiquier, Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), LGT Private Banking, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, Mandarine Gestion, Manulife Investment Management, Mirova, New Forests Pty Ltd, Nia Impact Capital, NN Investment Partners, Nordea Asset Management, Nordis Capital, NWB Bank, Oakham Wealth Management Ltd, ODDO BHF Asset Management, OFI AM, OIP Trust, Ossiam, PensionDanmark, Piraeus Bank, PKA A/S, Planet A, Pymwymic Investment Management B.V., Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Rathbone Greenbank Investments, Resona AM, Robeco, Schelcher Prince Gestion, Schroders, SCOR SE, SG29 Haussmann, SLM Partners, Société Générale Assurances, Société Générale Private Wealth Management, STOA Infra & Energy, Storebrand AM, Swedbank Robur, Sycomore AM, Triodos Bank, Triple Jump, UFF African Agri Investments, Van Lanschot Kempen, Vancity Investment Management, Velliv, Pension & Livsforsikring A/S, Vert Asset Management and Volksbank.
The Pledge, as well as the Guidance document, logo and other materials, can be downloaded here.
More information on the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge
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Contact on behalf of the signatories:
Anita de Horde and Natacha Boric
+31 6 55 88 64 86
Finance for Biodiversity Foundation