The fund recently published expectations of companies on how they should take biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystems into account in their business activities, noting that principles and standards in the field were still at an early stage of development.
“As an investor, we recognize that biodiversity loss and deterioration of natural ecosystems can impact our long-term returns”, says Chief Governance & Compliance Officer Carine Smith Ihenacho.
“While the financial relevance of nature loss is increasingly clear, the underlying information needed to identify and manage nature-related risks is often not available or decision-useful. Companies need a robust framework to understand and report their dependency and impact on nature, and to handle the associated challenges and opportunities. By supporting the work of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, we look forward to taking part in developing such a solution,” adds Carine Smith Ihenacho.
34 executives and senior specialists from global financial institutions, corporates and service providers have so far been appointed as Taskforce Members to drive the work on the TNFD framework. The finalised risk management and disclosure framework is earmarked for release in late 2023.
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