Speaking to the Financial Times, Karen Degouve, Head of Sustainable Business Development at Natixis, talks about investors becoming increasingly concerned about the financial risks emerging from biodiversity loss and destruction of ecosystems.
Natixis has set a biodiversity investment target of €2bn for its asset management affiliates, but it is still early days for investors in this area. “They need to realise that it’s the same as climate change for natural capital loss”, says Degouve. “It is going to threaten the world’s economic stability at some point, and ultimately the survival of human beings.”
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