The theme of this year’s Biodiversity Day is “From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity” which builds on the results of COP 15.
It is increasingly clear that climate change is a significant cause of biodiversity loss, but biodiversity loss is also driving climate change.As an investor, BNP Paribas Asset Management believes it cannot address one without considering the other in conversations with the companies we invest in and with other investors.
We as a sustainable investor engage with the companies we invest in on stewardship issues such as halting deforestation and tackling water scarcity. Other areas of environmental engagement involve the impact of pesticides on pollinators and the need to protect marine habitats. We support shareholder proposals pushing these topics up the agendas of the companies we invest in.
On a wider scale, we are working with like-minded investors on engagement focused on improving biodiversity.
For more on BNPP AM’s biodiversity-related stewardship, watch the video with Adam Kanzer.