Emergency on planet Earth: Investors and industry must protect the ecosystem like their lives depend on it

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Ingrid Kukuljan of Federated Hermes
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Ingrid Kukuljan of Federated Hermes

Nature is critical for human existence, but it is under increasing stress – because of us.

Human activity, such as consumption, eating habits and energy needs, has altered almost 75% of the Earth's surface. Forests are declining at an alarming rate owing to agricultural expansion and climate change, while almost one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. According to the WWF's Living Planet Report 2020, global wildlife populations fell by 68%, on average, between 1970 and 2016, with some Australian populations plummeting by up to 97%.  Setting the green standards: Integration of key ESG regulations will benefit industry in the long run It is ...

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