IPE ESG Global Forum 2022: Focus on Biodiversity

Urgent. Fundamental. Existential.

IPE’s latest ESG Global Forum virtual seminar provides a forum for investors to tackle the uncertainty surrounding biodiversity, natural capital and ecosystem services as they relate to investment portfolios.

The evidence shows its importance: $44trn (€39trn) of economic value generation - over half the world’s total GDP - is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its services.1 The rise in initiatives, working groups and collaborations further indicate its rise on the global policy and financial agenda. 

What does this mean for investors? Following the introduction of article 29 in France, and upcoming disclosure requirements in SFDR and the EU taxonomy, is biodiversity next on the regulatory agenda? How can investors best understand, measure and manage the financial and non-financial impact of investments?

The IPE ESG Global Forum 2022: Focus on Biodiversity, Natural Capital & Ecosystem Services seminar on Thursday 28 April brings together expert stakeholders and addresses key issues in this critical area.

Pension fund insight

Snorre Gjerde

Snorre Gjerde
Member of Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and
Interim Head of Environmental Initiatives
Norges Bank Investment Management

What's on the agenda?

  • Demystifying terminology and understanding nature’s long-term impact on food security, medicines, life sciences and medical research, fresh air quality, water supply and quality, shelter, and a healthy environment
  • Identifying, measuring and managing risk in biodiversity, natural capital and ecosystem services
  • The outlook for COP15 and policies including cross-border collaboration, targets and public-private collaboration
  • Examining the link between biodiversity and climate change
  • Understanding Mean Species Abundance (MSA) and metrics for assessing the impact of investments on nature
  • Closing the data gap and overcoming data analysis and integration challenges 
  • Evaluating measurement tools and frameworks to aid investor decision-making
  • Improving nature-related reporting and disclosure consistency across asset classes and sectors
  • Setting targets in alignment with nature positive goals
  • Developing effective approaches and strategies in anticipation of regulatory requirements

Previous investor delegates to the IPE ESG Global Forum series 

AG2R La Mondiale
Almenni Pension Fund
BA Pensions
BBVA Pensiones
BNL Pension Fund
Border to Coast Pension Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership Ltd
Bundespensionskasse AG
Caixa30 Pensions
Centrica Pensions
City of Zurich Pension Fund
CPEG  -  Caisse de Prevoyance
CPP Investments
Fondo Pensioni del Personale del Gruppo BNL/BNPP in Italia
Frjálsi Pension Fund

HVB Pension Fund
Lifsverk Pension Fund
London Pensions Fund Authority
NAEV - Nordrheinische Aerzteversorgung
Paedagogernes Pension (PBU)
PFA Pension
Robert Bosch GmbH
Royal London Group
Royal Mail Pension Plan
Tesco Pension Investment
Warwickshire Pension Fund
West Midlands Pension Fund

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