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Improving reporting for nature for the finance sector

We are working to catalyse a Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), a nascent reporting initiative bringing together over 400 governments, financial institutions, corporates, regulators and civil society organisations. In collaboration with the corporate sector, new reporting frameworks are being beta tested in 2022 before being made available worldwide in 2023. Financial institutions are invited to get involved by emailing [email protected].

Marie Jacquemin, Greenpeace

Enabling nature-positive investment

We offer a range of tools that enable the finance sector to steer investment and lending towards outcomes that are nature-positive.

ENCORE is used by financial institutions to better understand and visualise how companies in their portfolios depend and impact upon nature, and has been used recently by the Dutch National Bank, Swiss Re and the World Economic Forum. ENCORE brings comprehensive coverage to all subsectors in the economy.

Deforestation-Free Finance presents a suite of practical guidance to support financial institutions to achieve deforestation-free financial portfolios. This includes the Finance Sector Roadmap for Eliminating Commodity-Driven Deforestation, and a number of specific pieces of guidance produced with partners, such as:

illegal logging Felipe Werneck/Ibama via flickr

Screening portfolios for deforestation risk

Our unique data on deforestation risk exposure of companies, as well as their policies to mitigate these risks, is used by banks and investors to screen and monitor their portfolios. For example, Aviva Investment Management have used Forest 500 data to help screen their portfolios for exposure via particular companies.

A growing number of investors are using Trase to monitor portfolios of companies and specific issuances for changing risk profiles, to rank and benchmark holdings against peers, and to support stewardship and engagement activities.

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