On 25 September 2020, a group of 26 financial institutions from around the globe launched the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge. They called on global leaders and committed to protect and restore biodiversity through their finance activities and investments in the run-up to the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2021.
The signatories of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge, together with the Finance@Biodiversity Community of the European Commission, have created a Guide on biodiversity measurement for financial institutions. The Guide provides a starting point for financial institutions that are interested in measuring biodiversity.
The ‘Finance for Biodiversity – Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches’ will be presented in a webinar on April 1st, 2-3pm CET.
The Pledge is a bottom-up initiative by members of the EU Finance and Biodiversity Community (F@B Community), set up by the European Commission under the EU B@B Platform. It is however fully independent of the European Commission and therefore no part of any policy processes at EU, Member State or global level.
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