The NWB Bank Case

The NWB Bank Case

Biodiversity, risks and opportunities for the financial sector 

By 2020, the world is supposed to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and a zero draft for post-2020 targets has already been set-up (Convention on Biological Diversity, 2020). The 20 Aichi targets, created in 2010 and signed by 194 countries, have the purpose of aligning the global community in the fight against biodiversity loss. The first target states that people have to be “aware of the value of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably” (Convention on Biological Diversity, 2018). This paper, written in cooperation with the Sustainable Finance Platform of the Nederlandsche Bank, aims to increase awareness of biodiversity amongst financial institutions, thereby contributing to achieving the Aichi targets. You can read the paper here