To identify practical yet ecologically and socially robust approaches to implement nature-based solutions within supply chains, the Nature-based Insetting team have developed an innovative analytical framework, supported by a quantitative model. This framework enables companies and financial institutions to monitor impacts, dependencies, risks, and opportunities related to biodiversity. It helps them set evidence-based targets and design socially just biodiversity strategies for the landscapes they source commodities from or invest in. In commodity landscapes, our priority is to avoid deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and human rights infringements. Nature-based Insetting's framework provides the evidence for companies and stakeholders to co-design strategies for emissions reduction, carbon sinks enhancement, biodiversity increase, and improved human well-being in the commodity landscapes they invest in. It also guides investors toward high integrity impact investments. We are proud to collaborate with various corporate and financial institutions in co-designing this approach.
Due diligence processes for your impact investments in NbS
Nature-based Insetting work with financial institutions to co-design a due diligence process for application for their investments in NbS. The financial sector is increasingly interested in investing in nature-based solutions as high integrity projects that generate positive environmental, social, and economic outcomes. In parallel, regulation and policy are shifting towards mandating corporate due diligence for sustainability and are encouraging investments in activities with measurable positive impacts for people, nature and the climate. Consequently, there is a growing imperative to align and integrate core principles and practices of financial due diligence with guidelines on designing and assessing high integrity NbS (i.e., the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions). Doing so will minimise the risk of adverse outcomes associated with NbS finance (i.e., investments in low quality projects), and streamline integrating NbS assessments into existing processes.
Technical support for TNFD pilots
Nature-based Insetting has partnered with Global Canopy to provide technical support to implement the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosure's LEAP framework in a series of pilots designed to test the implementation of the 0.4 beta framework for nature-related risk and opportunity management and disclosure, ahead of the v1.0 recommendation launching September 2023.