Afterlunch webinar – Dieuwertje Bosma – “Conservation through Conversation: A Framework for Shareholder Engagement on Biodiversity”

Netspar organizes this After Lunch Webinar for partners and employees of partners. Researchers will outline their latest retirement research and then receive feedback and answer questions. It is just another way we bring science, academics, and professional practice closer together.

In this After Lunch Webinar, Dieuwertje Bosma (Erasmus University) explains more about the research: Conservation through Conversation: A Framework for Shareholder Engagement on Biodiversity

This research is being conducted in conjunction with Dirk Schoenmaker and Mathijs van Dijk (both Erasmus University)

Questions and input on this ongoing research are most welcome.

This event will be in English.

The loss of biodiversity is an increasing problem and threatens the health of our biosphere. Our financial system depends on biodiversity and at the same time constributes to its loss. One of the instruments financial institutions have at hand to mitigate biodiversity risks and enhance positive biodiversity impact, is shareholder engagement. This study aims to provide an overview of the current state of affairs of the practice of engagement in relation to biodiversity. We aim to answer the question:

 

How can financial institutions effectively engage on the topic of biodiversity?

 

From a literature study and round of interviews among experts, we conclude that there are four elementary criteria needed to formulate a  biodiversity engagement strategy:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Workable metrics, indicators & targets
  3. Size of equity stake
  4. Momentum & legitimacy

 

These criteria help investors to formulate a strategy. Having a clear idea on how to escalate the engagement process if it is lacking sufficient results, can help.

 

 

Locatie: Tilburg University Seminar Room K834 Warandelan 2 5037 AB Tilburg

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