Biodiversity crisis – can pension funds save the world? – Cameron Turner

This blog reflects views from our all-stakeholder Paris Alignment Forum event on on pension funds’ responsibility to account for biodiversity loss in their investment decisions, featuring the Zoological Society of London and Accounting for Sustainability, hosted by Karen Shackleton.

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Why should pension funds take biodiversity into account?

The living planet index produced by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), measures trends in species and can be used as an indication of the health of worldwide biodiversity. From 1970 to 2018, the index has decreased by 69% and in Latin America by 94%.

So, what has this got to do with fiduciary duty? The global economy is incredibly dependent on nature and failure to account for this risk will result in worse outcomes across  portfolios.

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