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What is this research about?

Biodiversity is of increasing focus in 2021 as the world recognises that without significant steps towards change, it is losing animal and plant species at an alarming rate. However, are investors taking action to manage biodiversity risks and are they able to make investments supporting nature and wildlife? How confident are they in this area?

With around half of the world’s GDP highly or moderately dependent on nature, it is evident that biodiversity is an issue investors should engage with. Our survey of leading global asset managers and asset owners provides new insight into investor interest, understanding and efforts to address biodiversity in their portfolios and strategies.  

This research project explores the extent to which investors are tackling biodiversity risks and the impacts of their investments on biodiversity. It also seeks to highlight what is needed to accelerate private investments towards conserving nature. 

What is the research about

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Credit Suisse is a leading wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance (SSAF), headed by Chief Sustainability Officer Marisa Drew, was established in July 2020 and combines all of Credit Suisse's strategy and sustainable investment activities around the globe.  With a particular strength in impact investing gained over the last 18 years, our ambition is to lead in sustainability investment and finance by mobilizing capital to sectors that need it most, developing the market through key initiatives and partnerships, and supporting our clients on their sustainable journeys whilst generating a market financial return.
The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents.
IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 15,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
Zoological Society of London is an international conservation charity whose vision is a world where wildlife thrives. They are working to achieve this, through science, field conservation around the world and engaging millions of people through their two Zoos, ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade. 
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