The Next Frontier in Sustainability Reporting

With one million animals and plants at risk for extinction1, the need to act to preserve biodiversity is more pressing than ever. To mitigate biodiversity loss, and ecosystem degradation, the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) was held in Montreal, Canada in December 2022, resulting in the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), which commits to placing at least 30% of all land, marine, and coastal areas under protection, and restore at least 30% of all degraded ecosystems by the year 20302 3.

This article provides an analysis using ESG Book data to explore biodiversity in sustainability reporting, demonstrating that policymakers globally are beginning to open their horizons to biodiversity preservation.

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