Demand for biodiversity and nature data is booming, ahead of an eagerly-awaited reporting framework planned for September. Peter Cripps and Thomas Cox explore some of the developments
More than 90% of companies that reported to CDP have yet to publicly commit to ending deforestation by 2025 for at least one commodity.
Biodiversity-related policy events such as COP15 triggered stock downturns in companies with the largest biodiversity footprints, according to research.
The Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF) has launched a five-step approach for financial institutions to assess their ecosystem services dependencies.
Boosting investment in natural capital requires global policy reform to signal the scarcity of natural resources, the World Bank said.
Kraft Heinz has committed to eliminating deforestation from its supply chains following a shareholder resolution from Green Century.
Investing €1 billion in one of Axa Group's portfolios had an impact on biodiversity equivalent to degrading a pristine area "three quarters the area of Paris", the insurer said, based on a modelling exercise.
Climate Action 100+ has defended its updated approach, which has been blamed for three of its biggest signatories walking away from the climate engagement initiative earlier this month.
A set of principles designed to bring credibility to the "failing" voluntary carbon markets have been updated to place greater importance on the role of nature-based solutions.
S&P Dow Jones Indices has launched two biodiversity benchmarks, tracking a subset of equities within the S&P 500 and S&P Global LargeMidCap indices.