Nature provides ecosystem services, which benefit businesses and society.

Biodiversity is the variety of living components of nature. It has a role in ensuring the resilience of natural capital assets – which society and business depend on – and securing them for the future. However, land use change, climate change, exploitation and pollution are driving biodiversity and ecosystem loss. This loss creates risks and opportunities for society, business and investors.

UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15)

COP15: Adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Framework at COP15, 19th December, 2022

The PRI at COP15


The PRI attended the CBD’s 15th conference (COP15) in December in Montré al, Canada, alongside a delegation of 34 signatories, to elevate the financial sector’s voice and unpack the relevant developments for investors.


Financial sector statement on biodiversity for COP15


The PRI invited signatories to sign an ambitious new statement calling on world leaders to agree a global economic plan for halting and reversing nature loss, ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in early December.



Investor action on biodiversity


It is critical that institutional investors take action to halt the loss of biodiversity. Based on research and interviews with 11 investors, a discussion paper outlines some emerging approaches for integrating biodiversity into investment policies and strategies and highlights opportunities for investors to scale them up.

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Mapping natural capital depletion


As natural capital is depleted, it loses its capacity to support the ecosystem services upon which businesses, economic activities and broader society depend. PRI collaborated with UNEP-WCMC to developed maps to showcase hotspots of relative natural capital depletion on a global scale, available for visualisation in ENCORE, accompanied by a ...

Finance and biodiversity

Finance and biodiversity initiatives

There are many biodiversity-related initiatives for financial institutions, covering a range of topics.

Read an overview (PDF) which shows the topics they address, as well as the activities and deliveries so far.