Biodiversity Impact Indicators for Agriculture – report for Defra, June 2022
Final report from a project carried out by UNEP-WCMC and Pegasys for Defra, to identify ways to measure biodiversity within impact investments associated with agricultural lending. To achieve this, we conducted a literature review, interviewed stakeholders from 23 impact funds and expert organisations, and used our findings to develop a shortlist of 11 indicators applicable to measuring biodiversity impacts arising from agricultural interventions. Summaries of all of this work can be found here.
Integrating Gender Equality in Land Use Finance: Managing Risks and Impacts – May 2022
An info brief summarising the main learnings from the webinar ‘Integrating gender equality in land use finance: Managing risks and impacts’ held on the 12th of May 2022. The webinar focused on the importance of considering gender equality in relation to environmental and social impact measurement for land use finance. Expert remarks were delivered by: Katherine Despot-Belmonte, UNEP-WCMC; Moa Westman, European Investment Bank, and Karin Verstralen, The Demeter Initiative. Here key learnings are summarised, including key takeaways for fund managers.
Managing Environmental and Social Risks in Land Use Finance: Practice, Challenges and Opportunities
Read the summary of and learnings from the 2021 Knowledge Exchange Event, which runs through the challenges and opportunities associated with the development of eligibility criteria, risk screening and due diligence processes.
Harmonizing Positive Environmental and Social Impact – June 2021
A StoryMap designed for the launch of the first iteration of the Positive Impact Indicators Directory, which discusses how by adopting a standardized approach to positive impact reporting, mainstream financial institutions can begin to quantify their contribution to global commitments, such as the SDGs.