Biodiversity

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for ASN Bank

23rd April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

  The financial institution in brief: ASN Bank from The Netherlands is a retail bank that was founded in 1960. It has €15 billion Euro under management. Dominant asset classes are: mortgages, governments, renewable energy, healthcare, water management, green bonds, investment funds (listed companies). ASN Bank is part of the Dutch Volksbank group which has… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for CDC Biodiversité

23rd April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

  The financial institution in brief: The CDC Group is a group serving general interest and the country’s economic development. It is the French largest public financial institution and has a focus on long term investment supporting territorial, ecological, energy, digital, demographic and social transitions. In 2015 the group managed 243,5 bln € of French… [more]

New York Times: How Big Forests Solve Global Problems

23rd April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the New York Times. “…Intact forests today total around 11.8 million square kilometers (about 4.6 million square miles), according to estimates by a group of researchers and organizations, including Greenpeace, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute, Transparent World, University of Maryland, World Wildlife Fund of Russia and Wildlife Conservation Society. That’s roughly the… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for Piraeus Bank

23rd April 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The financial institution in brief: Headquartered in Athens, with approximately 13.3th employees, Piraeus Bank Group offers a full range of financial products and services to approximately 5.2mn customers in Greece. Total assets of the Group in Greece amounted to €61.6bn, net loans to €41.6bn and customer deposits to €40.9bn on December 31, 2017. Piraeus Bank… [more]

Climate Change Could Alter Ocean Food Chains, Leading to Far Fewer Fish in the Sea

21st April 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Conversation. “…In a recent study, I worked with colleagues from five universities and laboratories to examine how climate warming out to the year 2300 could affect marine ecosystems and global fisheries. We wanted to know how sustained warming would change the supply of key nutrients that support tiny plankton,… [more]

‘Failing to Address Natural Capital Degradation Poses Risks Not Only to Health & Environment, But Also to Economic Growth, & Political & Financial Stability’ – European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

20th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured

This article was originally published on The European Sting. “Environmental risks to the economy cannot be ignored. The 2018 annual Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum shows that 5 of the top 10 most likely risks are either environmental, or directly linked to environmental degradation. Extreme weather events, climate change, man-made environmental disasters,… [more]