Project: Investor-Driven Accountability for Companies on Land and Biodiversity

Project Cluster: Finance

Organization: Ceres

Project Implementation Location(s): Global

Project Year: 2022 – 2023

Project Summary: This project was divided into two parts. (1) Build investor capacity to engage with companies on nature-related risks and emerging nature-related guidance and standards (including the forthcoming Science Based Targets for Nature), and (2) foster investor collaboration around land and biodiversity issues, developing investor-specific engagement materials for the food and agricultural sector on nature-related risks. These outcomes will drive a corporate accountability cycle whereby companies will be expected to assess and disclose their value chain-wide impacts and dependencies on nature, enabling ongoing appraisal of corporate disclosures, commitments, policies, and practices by institutional investors.