By Green Digital Finance Alliance - The report maps the fintech for biodiversity landscape, then looks at the potential to re-purpose fintech from adjacent verticals to innovate biodiversity finance, and then looks specifically at new and emerging data sets offered by digital technology to drive financial decision-making. Its insights can be used to design avenues to apply these emerging approaches to scale biodiversity finance by addressing the specific investment challenges presented by nature-based assets. Date: March 2020
Aligning Global Finance with Nature’s Needs: A Framework for Systemic Change
This briefing sets out six recommendations for a systemic framework to aligning finance to nature by changing processes, capabilities and expertise, liabilities, incentives, controls, standards and flows of data.
This update of the index incorporates significant new information that has become available since the previous release. The latest announcements on stimulus flows, deregulation and environmental policies have been incorporated into the analysis.
Emerging market debt crisis: biodiversity as a lever for building back better
This technical paper is part of a series looking at climate change and biodiversity considerations in economic responses to COVID-19. Other notes look at bailout measures, a green stimulus index, and labour market reforms. This paper may be updated as circumstances develop. The paper has been authored by Tenke Zoltani, and Oliver Withers, on behalf of the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative and funded by the MAVA Foundation.
Towards a Common Framework at the Nexus of Financing and Biodiversity
Robin Smale and Simon Zadek have released a White Paper to promote dialogue between initiatives working on finance and biodiversity. The 2020s will be pivotal for nature. This common framework aims to unify messaging, assist prioritisation of action and improve communication across initiatives, all within a systemic approach.
The Green Stimulus Index (GSI) assesses the effectiveness of the COVID-19 stimulus efforts in ensuring an economic recovery that takes advantage of sustainable growth opportunities, and is resilient to climate and biodiversity. It provides a method to gauge the current impact of the COVID-19 responses, to track countries’ progress over time, and to identify and recommend measures for improving the effectiveness of those responses.