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This session was organized in collaboration with Planet Tracker and brings together key players in the research and reporting efforts on natural capital to discuss the role of investors, issues and exchanges and explore how exchanges may be able to raise awareness of these risks and opportunities in their own markets. 


The webinar took place on 21 October, from 14:30 to 15:30 (CEST).


Nature dependency does not only have an impact on actors in the real economy and non-financial companies. Apart from being subject to their own nature-related risks, financial sector companies, through the way of their involvement with non-financial actors and through their investments (especially in commodities, either direct or through derivatives), are also subject to the nature-related risks of the real economy. 

As such, it is important for both non-financial and financial actors to become aware of these risks. Disclosure can help to inform investors and introduce a positive pressure on companies to act responsibly. In September 2020, an international financial sector led informal working group was established to plan a Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, with the goal of helping companies to identify, assess, manage and report their impacts and dependencies on nature.



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