Monday 19 December marked the last day of COP15 on Biodiversity. Remarkably, the financial sector has been very present at this COP - not only by the number of people attending, but also by the results of lobbying for firm disclosure regulations and the alignment of financial flows.

One of the ways financial institutions can use their influence, is through shareholder engagement. However, engagement on biodiversity can be difficult as the topic is very broad and location-specific. A recent report by The Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation by Dieuwertje Bosma, Dirk Schoenmaker and Mathijs van Dijk in co-creation with ASN Bank formulates a framework for biodiversity engagement for financial institutions.

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If you enjoyed reading this, try another in our series of blog posts about sustainable finance from the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). It is intended to act as an introduction to the Platform’s work; to promote and foster knowledge on sustainable finance. Please see our webpages to find out more.

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