Stepping up on Biodiversity
The technical report – Stepping up on Biodiversity: What the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework means for responsible investors – provides an overview of the goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and how investors should implement them. It supports investors in managing associated risks and preparing for anticipated policy developments.
The technical report by the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Investment Leadership Programme, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Finance for Biodiversity (FfB) Foundation provides three key recommendations to investors.
One is that investors should invest in innovative financial solutions to address biodiversity risks and help mobilising the required US$200bn/year by 2030, according to Target 19 of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).
“Importantly, Target 19 strengthens the business case for financial institutions to engage with policy makers and public financial institutions to incentivise private investment through concessional, patient and/or first loss capital, guarantees, and commercial or fiscal incentives for positive investment,” the report says.
Read the technical report here