Biodiversity: as important as carbon emissions – AXA Investment Managers

What is being done to tackle the growing threat of biodiversity loss?

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... Carbon emissions have been the most prominent issue for trustees looking at their portfolios’ ESG impacts. This, of course, makes sense: reducing carbon emissions is one of the world’s most important challenges if we wish to live on a habitable planet. But if we do succeed in averting climate catastrophe, what will the resulting world look like even if it is habitable? To answer, we need to consider how much attention is paid in the coming years to tackling the growing threat of biodiversity loss. Biodiversity loss carries the same level of existential threat as carbon emissions, and, in AXA Investment Managers' view, should be front and centre when making allocations to listed equity impact investments.

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