The Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA) has relaunched its working group on biodiversity and nature finance. The working group will be chaired by Christopher Perceval, Senior Market Engagement Director at S&P Global Sustainable1.
The working group will focus on enhancing awareness around biodiversity and nature finance, data availability and highlighting the most important forward-looking areas. This will be achieved through conducting research, engaging with experts in the field and publishing commentary papers and reports that highlight the most critical issues.
The Working Group already includes representatives from Clarity AI, Moody’s, SIX, CDP, Climate Bonds Initiative and the City of London. In 2022, the working group was led by Bloomberg and published its special paper on biodiversity and natural capital datasets ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15). The paper provided an overview of the current state of data availability, as well as the gaps that need to be addressed in order to meet future data requirements.