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Publications

Our members are not only exchanging knowledge and working on collaborative action within the working groups, they also develop publications to build a common understanding of biodiversity-related strategies and practices within the financial sector.

You can find an overview of our publications below.

Annual Report 2020-2021

First annual report by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation, covering the period from the launch of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge in September 2020, to the end of the year 2021. Published in July 2022.

Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches (2nd edition)

The Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the seven tools for measuring biodiversity currently in use by financial institutions: BFFI, BIA-GBS, CBF, GBSFI, GID, ENCORE and IBAT. Published in July 2022.

Aligning financial flows with biodiversity goals and targets – Part 2

This position paper makes suggestions for the draft Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) in preparation of the 15th meeting of the UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP15). Published in February 2022.

Overview of initiatives for financial institutions

This Overview is meant to help financial institutions understand what initiatives are out there on biodiversity, and who is doing what. Updated in May 2022.

Guide on engagement with companies

This Guide provides information and support for financial institutions on how to engage with companies on biodiversity topics. Published in April 2022.

Aligning financial flows with biodiversity goals and targets – Part 1

This position paper makes suggestions for the draft Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) in preparation of the 15th meeting of the UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP15). Published in February 2022.

Financial Institution Statement ahead of the CBD COP15

This statement is a call by financial institutions for governments to tackle the crisis of biodiversity loss, and makes a case for the economic benefits creating a nature-positive economy. Published in September 2021.

Financial Sector Guide for the Convention on Biological Diversity

This guide explains how financial institutions can engage with the CBD COP15 process and push for an ambitious Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Published in June 2021.

Guidance to the Pledge

The aim of this Guidance document is to support the implementation of the five commitments by the financial institutions that have signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge. Published in September 2020.

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