Measuring the biodiversity impact of your portfolio : launch of « Biodiversity Impact Analytics » BIA-GBS database

2021 is a pivotal year for taking action to protect nature and biodiversity with the launch of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and the upcoming COP15 on Biodiversity in China in October.
The involvement of the financial sector will play a central role as investment is a powerful incentive, and it must serve the preservation of biodiversity, just as it has served the fight against climate change. To do so, reliable data are necessary to measure the impact of companies and portfolios on biodiversity.
Reglementary framework quickly evolves to consider biodiversity risks and opportunities and a growing number of investors are now committing to report biodiversity impacts of their portfolios.
Carbon4 Finance and CDC Biodiversité launched the Biodiversity Impact Analytics powered by the GBSTM database (BIA-GBS) on July 8th, 2021. Combining experiences on climate data and biodiversity footprint methodology, this database will allow investors to assess the impact on biodiversity of their portfolio with a large coverage in terms of assets and markets.

 

The agenda

12h30: Welcoming words

    • Marie-Anne Vincent, CEO, Carbon4 Finance

12h35: Carbone 4 and CDC Biodiversité’s common positioning

    • Marc Abadie, Chairman of CDC Biodiversité
    • Jean-Marc Jancovici, Founding Partner of Carbone 4

12h45: Carbon4 Finance and CDC Biodiversité partnership

    • Marie-Anne Vincent, CEO, Carbon4 Finance

12h50: GBS® core concepts and metrics,

    • Antoine Vallier, biodiversity footprint expert, CDC Biodiversité

13h00: BIA-GBS construction and future developments

  • Jules Massin, Experimented Carbon Data Analyst, Carbon4 Finance

13:10: Analysis of the STOXX600 biodiversity footprint using BIA-GBS

    • Théophile Anquetin, Experimented Carbon Data Analyst, Carbon4 Finance
    • Lou Welgryn, Experimented Carbon Data Analyst, Carbon4 Finance

13:25: BIA-GBS platform demonstration

13h30: First users’ testimonies

    • Valentin Vigier, ESG Analyst, La Financière de l’Echiquier
    • Léo Garnier, CEO, Rift
    • Laurent Deborde, Head of Equity Portfolio Management & Fund Selection at Groupe Caisse des Dépôts’ Asset Management Division

13h50: Q&A session

14h00: Final words

    • Antoine Cadi, Head of Research and Innovation department, CDC Biodiversité

 

Related publications:

  • Watch the video recording of the event
  • Slide deck: Measuring the biodiversity impact of your portfolio: launch of « Biodiversity Impact Analytics » BIA-GBS database. Presentation of the 8th of July.  Download
  • GBS Publications:
      • Measuring the contributions of business and finance towards the post-2020 global biodiversity framework –  2019 technical update. Download.
      • Common ground in biodiversity footprint methodologies for the financial sector – CDC Biodiversité, ASN bank, ACTIAM, Finance in Motion: Working paper to move towards a common standard for biodiversity footprint for financial institutions; also relevant for non-financial businesses as most of the concepts and methodological steps are similar. Download
      • A “Silent Spring” for the Financial System? Exploring Biodiversity-Related Financial Risks in France, Working paper, Banque de France, 2021. Download.