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Deep Dive into ESG - biodiversity

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Chris Tanner of JLEN Environmental Assets
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Chris Tanner of JLEN Environmental Assets

The term biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, including genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.

It is frequently overlooked when discussing ESG or 'green' investment, but it is imperative we do not forget that natural assets - such as water resources, forests, clean air and climactic systems - are things that all economic activity is dependent upon. When ecosystem services are damaged, it carries substantial risk for the global economy as well as for all of us who inhabit this planet. In early 2020, before the pandemic took hold, conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature launched the Global Futures report. It found that damage to ecosystems such as grasslands, forests and co...

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