Guidelines for Assessing Biodiversity-Related Risks and Opportunities in the Financial Sector: An Aid for Implementing the VfU Biodiversity Principles

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Uwe Beständig - Reviewer

Irina Detlefsen - Reviewer

Kristina Jahn - Reviewer

The present guidelines for assessing biodiversity-related risks and opportunities may serve as an aid for implementing the VfU biodiversity principles. Representatives from the financial sector can refer to the following questions when discussing biodiversity issues with clients. In this way, they can assess main impacts on biodiversityand the potential dependency of the client’s business activities on biodiversity. When applicable, the results of the analysis should be considered when making decisions regarding financing, the issuing of loans, investments and equity investments as well as insurance services