World Oceans Day 2021: How are individual companies mitigating their impact on marine biodiversity?

The steps taken to protect ocean life

Beth Brearley
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Maersk is mitigating its climate impact by fitting ships with treatment systems
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Maersk is mitigating its climate impact by fitting ships with treatment systems

Companies' governance and policies will be increasingly scrutinised as investors focus on marine biodiversity, according to Moody's, with those not measuring up facing "reputational and financial risks".

The ratings and research firm said it expects investors to place a greater emphasis on identifying and engaging with companies within the sectors most exposed to marine biodiversity risks, such as shipping, offshore oil and gas, offshore renewable energy, marine aquaculture, marine fisheries and seabed mining. Companies that fail to demonstrate sufficiently robust governance structures and policy measures to mitigate their impact on marine biodiversity face potential reputational and financial risks, Moody's warned. Below, Moody's looks at some exampes of how individual companies are ...

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