Underpricing of biodiversity has caused unsustainable depletion of natural resources, with limited costs to harmful industries. But progress to measure and correct externalities is under way. Investors should start mapping their portfolios’ dependencies and impacts on nature, just as they monitor greenhouse gas emissions.
We see a particularly significant financing gap in emerging markets, as they tend to face higher physical and transition risks than developed markets and to be richer in biodiversity.
Trevor Allen, Head of Sustainability Research and Sumati Semavoine-Jain, Sustainability Research Analyst at Markets 360, discuss these topics in the podcast below.