Global investors developing new collaborative engagement initiative to drive nature action
11 April 2022 – A group of global investors – supported by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation – is taking the lead in setting up Nature Action 100 (NA100), a collaborative engagement programme for institutional investors and their representatives to engage with companies and policy makers on nature. The initiative is in the process of scoping its governance structure and selecting partner organisations for coordination and to support operations. NA100 is expected to launch this summer.
Investors that are interested in receiving information on Nature Action 100 in the coming months are invited to express their interest here.
Reversing nature loss by 2030
NA100 will be an investor-led initiative that engages with companies and policymakers deemed to be systemically important to the goal of reversing nature loss by 2030. With the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) coming up this year, NA100 aims to stimulate action from the financial sector and support the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework.
Corporate and policy engagements
The corporate engagements will be designed to ensure that key companies are taking robust and timely actions to address their biodiversity impacts and dependencies. The corporate engagements will be complemented by policy engagement with relevant policy makers. The engagements will be supported by a technical advisory group, which will help to identify priority engagements and ensure that actions are guided by the latest science.
Launching investor group
The group of investors consists, among others, of the following organisations: AXA Investment Managers, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA)*, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Church Commissioners for England, Domini Impact Investments LLC, Federated Hermes Limited, Karner Blue Capital, Robeco, Storebrand Asset Management and Vancity Investment Management.
Finance for Biodiversity Foundation
The Finance for Biodiversity Foundation is a financial institutions network hosting several working groups with the goal of reversing nature loss this decade. It is supporting the development of the NA100 programme with seed-funding from Porticus via the Global Commons Alliance Accountability Accelerator.
* BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) will rebrand to Columbia Threadneedle Investments in July 2022