Finance and biodiversity policy

The webinar on 28 September covered both EU- and UN-level policy developments on finance and biodiversity with guest speakers from the Convention on Biological Diversity, the EC DG FISMA and EFRAG.

The EU Finance@Biodiversity Community and the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation organized a webinar on finance and biodiversity policy and regulation. In this webinar, Basile van Havre, Co-Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group of the CBD, discussed the process and draft Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework that has been prepared for the global CBD COP15 negotiation process in October 2021 and April/May 2022. Jean-Christophe Nicaise Chateau from the European Commission (DG FISMA) and Patrick de Cambourg from the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) also updated participants on the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) that is being developed. This regulation will be important for financial institutions because the reporting requirements for companies will influence financial institutions’ engagement and impact assessment efforts.

Watch the webinar recording.

View the slides and minutes.

Read more about the Finance@Biodiversity Community and the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge and Foundation