Robust ESG data for biodiversity

Financial institutions are increasingly aware of and interested in biodiversity- and nature- risks and opportunities, but such attempts have often been hindered by incomplete, incomparable and unreliable environment, social and governance (ESG) disclosure and scores.

Importantly, existing ESG disclosure and scores tend to put great emphasis on emissions and climate-change, but fall short of comprehensively incorporating the location-specificity and breadth of nature and biodiversity concerns, especially in addressing nature recovery and entire-ecosystem uplift. Unlike emissions reduction, the assessment of such outcomes is multifaceted and are highly location specific. This in turn requires both geographically expansive but granular data to aid meaningful, impactful financial decision-making to ensure financial flows are aligned with nature outcomes, as well as to support nature-positive investments.