This article was originally published on Caisse des Dépôts.
“The Biodiversity Economics Mission (MEB) of the Caisse des Dépôts group publishes its latest release of BIODIV’2050 Outlook focused on 2018 technical updates of the GBS.
The Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) is a corporate biodiversity footprint assessment tool which focuses on the biodiversity impacts of economic activities across their value chain, in a robust and synthetic way. It is developed with the support of about 30 businesses and financial institutions gathered in the Business for Positive Biodiversity Club (B4B+ Club) and through collaborations with academics, NGOs and other corporate biodiversity footprint initiatives.
This 2018 update clarifies the role of the GBS compared to other tools under development, transparently describes the latest technical developments, shares preliminary results of road testing of the tool with businesses. It answers the following questions: What are the options to reduce the onsite and value chain-related biodiversity impacts of a business? How can financial institutions assess the risks related to the biodiversity impacts of their activity and that of the businesses they finance? How can such information be incorporated into their risk management policy? Can businesses set quantitative targets to reduce their impact on biodiversity as they do for climate?
Discover the full publication: Global Biodiversity Score – a tool to establish and measure corporate and financial commitments for biodiversity.
More information on the MEB website
More information on the common work with ASN Bank, ACTIAM and Finance in Motion: Common ground in biodiversity footprint methodologies for the financial sector.
More information about the 2017 publication: Global Biodiversity Score – measuring a company’s biodiversity footprint.”