The negative impacts of biodiversity loss pose a systemic risk to the global economy and we must stop taking nature’s permanence for granted. We believe now is a crucial moment to invest in the companies that help mitigate biodiversity decline.
Why biodiversity matters
Nature is critical for human existence, but it is under increasing stress – because of us.
2 Source: “Living Planet Report 2020,” published by the WWF in September 2020.
3 Source: United Nations, WWF, as at November 2020.
4 Source: Global Futures report from the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF)
Federated Hermes launches ‘Article 9’ Biodiversity Fund in affiliation with the Natural History Museum
Federated Hermes Limited is proud to have become a member of the Natural Capital Investment Alliance, as part of HRH The Prince of Wales’ The Sustainable Markets Initiative
Investing for life and the planet
Federated Hermes Biodiversity Equity strategy
This strategy seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in a concentrated portfolio of companies that are helping to preserve and restore biodiversity.
What can we expect from Part II of the UN Biodiversity Conference, COP15?
COP15 will convene governments from around the world to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020 framework process. The framework sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled.
COP15 presents an opportunity for transformative change to address the biodiversity crisis. To be successful, the Global Biodiversity Framework must highlight the necessary actions to be taken by all stakeholders, including the financial sector, to urgently halt and reverse biodiversity loss.
Engaging to reduce biodiversity loss
EOS, our stewardship service, engages with companies around the globe, urging them to put in place strategies that are consistent with the Paris Agreement goals, alongside goals and targets aligned to limit biodiversity loss.
Wildlife and the ecosystems – that is, all the plants and animals that live in a particular habitat – are vital to human life.
Soil organisms are essential for the supply of nutrients to plants as they help to break down organic matter.
Reflecting on biodiversity at COP26
We are proud to be one of the first to sign the commitment to end deforestation, using active ownership and stewardship to catalyse actions that will eliminate commodity-driven deforestation from your portfolios by 2025.
Saker Nusseibeh, CBE
Communities of different animal species perform vital functions within ecosystems. For example, animals can provide natural pest control.
The increased exploitation of wildlife, habitat conversion and land use bring humans into ever-greater contact with wildlife, which increases the risk of zoonotic diseases. About
of emerging infectious diseases come from animals.
Healthy forests help to stabilise our climate, clean the air, and guarantee water supply. About
people depend on forests for their livelihood.
Deforestation decreases carbon absorption, destroys habitats and puts ecosystems at risk. Each year,
hectares of forest are destroyed.