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BIODIVERSITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT TOOL

Assess your portfolio’s impact on biodiversity

Global biodiversity loss can lead to operational, legislative, and reputational risks for investors, but many lack the information needed to conduct a holistic risk assessment.

ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool can enable investors assess the impact of companies’ business and supply chain activities on biodiversity. 

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DID YOU KNOW THAT?

Based on OECD’s Environmental Outlook to 2050, without new policies in place, we can expect a 10% reduction in total global terrestrial biodiversity. This includes one-third of all marine mammals, 40% of all amphibian species, and nearly 33% of coral reefs.

SOURCE: OECD 2022

BENEFITS OF USING ISS ESG’s BIODIVERSITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT TOOL

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ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool can be used to support compliance with biodiversity-related disclosure frameworks within the European Union, including Article 29 of the French Energy Transition Law, as well as the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures.

COVERAGE

Approximately

7,400

Issuers

BIODIVERSITY IMPACT PER REGION

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Example: Company in the “Food Products” industry

TOP THREE MOST SEVERE RISKS

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BIODIVERSITY
LOSS

climate-action-failure

CLIMATE ACTION
FAILURE

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EXTREME
WEATHER

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Risk Report, biodiversity loss ranks alongside climate action failure and extreme weather as one of the top three most severe risks facing the world during the next decade.

SOURCE: https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_The_Global_Risks_Report_2022.pdf

Distinct Methodology for Assessing Companies’ Biodiversity Impact

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Economic Activity Identification &
Supply Chain Modeling

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Supply Chain Impact
Assessment

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Species Richness
Assessment

species-abundance

Species Abundance
Assessment

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Refinement and
Normalization

BIODIVERSITY INDICATORS

POTENTIALLY DISAPPEARED FRACTION OF SPECIES (PDFs)

Potential Disappeared Fraction of species (PDFs) in a given area over a specific period of time. Larger PDF value indicates a higher level of impact on biodiversity.

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MEAN SPECIES ABUNDANCE
(MSA)

Mean Species Abundance (MSA) measures the ​biodiversity intactness relative to its abundance of ​undisturbed/intact ecosystem.

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The Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool was developed by a team of biodiversity and modelling experts in partnership with Quantis.

BIODIVERSITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT TOOL INDICATORS

The Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool includes approximately 600+ individual factors derived from millions of individual datapoints allowing for granular analysis and understanding.

MIDPOINT INDICATORS

    • Climate Change
    • Marine Acidification
    • Freshwater Acidification
    • Terrestrial Acidification
    • Marine Eutrophication
  • Water Availability
  • Freshwater Ecotoxicity
  • Land Transformation
  • Land Occupation
  • Freshwater Eutrophication

Biodiversity Thematic Engagement

Partner with ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Thematic Engagement team to improve transparency around biodiversity impact and strategies to manage nature-related risks.

Palm oil is one of the most important raw materials for today’s global economy. This has put a spotlight on how the palm oil supply chain is performing in sustainability-related areas such as deforestation and its impact on biodiversity.

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ACCESS DETAILED AND UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH DATA VIA ISS DATADESK

Leverage ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool to help assess your portfolio’s impact on biodiversity.

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