Introduction to the Global Biodiversity Score: a tool to assess the biodiversity footprint of businesses and financial assets

July 5th, 2021, CDC Biodiversité organised a webinar to present the Global Biodiversity Score. The webinar aimed to answer: can one metric sum up the biodiversity impact of economic activities? How can businesses set science-based targets to reduce their impact on biodiversity and align with planetary boundaries and international goals as they do for climate (e.g. -30% biodiversity footprint by 2030)? How can financial institutions (FIs) comply and anticipate with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFRD) and Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)?

After five years of development, CDC Biodiversité launched in May 2020 its biodiversity footprint assessment tool: the Global Biodiversity Score (GBS), which seeks to address these questions and make it possible for companies or financial institutions to evaluate their impact on biodiversity. The GBS has been developed with the Businesses for Positive Biodiversity Club (B4B+), a group of about 10 financial institutions and 25 companies, benefiting from extensive road-testing.

 

Related publications:

  • Watch the video recording of the event
  • Slide deck: Introduction to the GBS – a tool to assess the biodiversity footprint of businesses and financial assets. Presentation of July 5th. Download
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