Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches
The Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches for financial institutions was launched during a webinar in April 2021. It is made by the Finance and Biodiversity Community (F@B Community) and workstream Methods, both part of the EU Business@Biodiversity Platform, and the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation. The Guide is updated quarterly.
Guide provides an overview of six biodiversity tools
The Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the six tools for measuring biodiversity currently in use by financial institutions: CBF, BFFI, STAR, GBSFI, BIA and ENCORE. It highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each, as well as how mature each approach is. It also details the data and resource requirements needed and gives insights on which tools might be the most suitable for specific organizational ambitions, business applications and asset categories.
Measuring biodiversity impact is an important step for financial institutions
As biodiversity loss becomes an ever more urgent challenge, financial institutions are looking for ways to quantify the impact of their finance and investment activities on biodiversity. This Guide serves as an annex to the Assessing Impact section of the Pledge’s main Guidance Document.
Guide builds on measurement report series from EU Business@Biodiversity Platform
The Guide builds on the series of reports entitled Assessment of biodiversity measurement approaches, developed by the Methods Workstream of the EU Business@Biodiversity Platform. This finance Guide is a comprehensive summary of the information that is most relevant to financial institutions in the latest Update Report 3 in the series.
Download the Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches
Materials from the webinar in which the Guide was launched:
- Download the webinar slides
- Watch the opening speech of the webinar by Thomas Verheye (EC)
- Watch the webinar recordings
- Download the webinar Q&A
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