Natural Capital

  • Central banks battling 'major data challenges' on nature, warns FSB

    18 July 2024

    Central banks and regulators' attempts to understand nature risks are being hindered by "major data and modelling challenges", the Financial Stability Board has warned.

  • Central banks and regulators 'need to play their part' to tackle deforestation

    17 July 2024
  • Countries need legal obligation to protect nature, says WWF

    17 July 2024
  • Investors need to dive into the nuance of nature and biodiversity, says BNP Paribas

    16 July 2024

    As client interest in nature and biodiversity continues to grow, it is necessary to "go beyond" metrics and stop relying on averages to adequately understand portfolio impacts and opportunities, BNP Paribas has said.

  • Amundi, LGIM among investors urging government to act on nature

    16 July 2024

    Governments have been urged to take "immediate leadership" on nature and create more facilitatory financial policies in a letter signed by a group of 130 businesses and investors.

  • BBVA Colombia and IFC launch 'world's first' biodiversity bond

    15 July 2024

    BBVA Colombia and the International Finance Corporation have issued the first tranche of a $70 million bond to address the drivers of biodiversity loss.

  • SBTN releases nature target setting guidance

    11 July 2024
  • Voluntary carbon market needs to "push down the doors of big corporates" on waste

    11 July 2024

    Amidst growing investor demand for voluntary carbon credits linked to waste projects, GRAIN Ecosystem has told Environmental Finance that more needs to be done to "push down the doors" of big corporates to help scale up the market.

  • US, Indonesia agree $35m debt for nature swap

    11 July 2024

    The US and Indonesia have agreed on a $35 million debt-for-nature swap, focused on coral reef conservation.

  • Webinar: How central banks are exploring deforestation risks

    10 July 2024

    Central banks are gaining new insights into financial risks associated with deforestation and other land use changes and are encouraging widespread uptake of a novel framework to assess these risks, an Environmental Finance webinar heard.

  • Verra considering methodology swaps

    10 July 2024

    If requantification is approved by Verra, then any buyer holding credits from that project would have the option to have their units also requantified under the new methodology.

  • Principal launches global sustainable food and biodiversity fund

    10 July 2024

    Principal Asset Management has launched a food and biodiversity fund to invest in the growing number of impact opportunities in the agriculture sector.

  • NA100 companies' patchy reporting shows need for adaptation plans, says AI analysis

    10 July 2024

    Widespread gaps in reporting by companies targeted via the Nature Action 100 (NA100) engagement initiative shows the need for investors to pressure companies to show they are taking steps to adapt to physical climate and nature-related risks, according to researchers.

  • Insurers need government and regulators to step up on nature, says UK TNFD engagement lead

    09 July 2024

    Current environment is not conducive for insurers to underwrite and invest with nature in mind

  • 'Stronger businesses case' needed for nature investments in India, says WEF

    09 July 2024

Biodiversity Insight 2024