Reasons to invest
1 WWF, Living Planet Report (2020).
2 Sources: IPBES Report (2019), EOS, Our Commitment to Nature (2021), WWF and ZSL, Living Planet Report (2020), Seven ESG Trends to Watch in 2021 | S&P Global (spglobal.com).
3 Global Canopy, The Little Book of Investing in Nature (2021)
The negative impacts of biodiversity loss pose a systemic risk to the global economy and we must stop taking nature’s permanence for granted. We believe now is a crucial moment to invest in the companies that help mitigate biodiversity decline.
Why Biodiversity Equity?
We aim to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in a concentrated portfolio of companies that are best in class and are providing solutions to avert loss of and support restoration of biodiversity.
We have extensively researched the major regional and global threats to biodiversity and have defined six investable themes: land pollution, marine pollution and exploitation, unsustainable living, climate change, unsustainable farming, and deforestation. Each of these themes has multiple sub-verticals that are aligned to specific UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As well as investing in companies that offer solutions to the biodiversity crisis, we also engage with transitioning companies. EOS at Federated Hermes (EOS) is a leading global engagement and stewardship team with expertise on topics including climate change, deforestation, sustainable food systems, and plastics.
Federated Hermes is a pioneer in this field, with a strong record advocating and engaging around biodiversity. We are members of industry organisations including the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge, the PRI Sustainable Commodities Practitioners’ Group, the SPOTT Supporter Network, the Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials, and the PRI plastics working group.
Our commitment to nature was outlined by EOS at Federated Hermes in their recent biodiversity white paper.
For more insights on the vital role investors play in limiting biodiversity loss, visit our biodiversity hub
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