The Biodiversity Impact Analytics powered by the Global Biodiversity Score™ (BIA-GBS) allows to measure the biodiversity impact of companies. Investors can identify biodiversity hotspots in their portfolios and use biodiversity impact data for decision making and to engage with key stakeholders. By offering large-scale biodiversity data, BIA-GBS™ supports the transition of the financial sector to align with international targets and reduce the impact from multiple pressures on biodiversity, including Climate Change.
CDC Biodiversité Partnership : Climate and Biodiversity expertise combined
CDC Biodiversité is a private subsidiary of the Caisse des Depôts Group, the largest French public financial institution. Besides having a history as a biodiversity offset operator, CDC Biodiversité is involved in a leading biodiversity institution, focusing on biodiversity economics, biodiversity financing mechanisms and natural capital. CDC Biodiversité expertise and Carbon4 Finance climate data naturally complement each other.
The Global Biodiversity Score (GBS™), an industry-leading tool
The Global Biodiversity Score (GBS™), an industry-leading tool The Global Biodiversity Score (GBS™) is a tool to measure the biodiversity impact of companies, linking economic activities and major pressures on biodiversity, to offer a clear and integrated vision of the biodiversity impact of companies and investments throughout their value chain.
Biodiversity impact metrics on portfolio and company level
Biodiversity footprint (Scope 1, 2 and 3) calculations using different, meaningful and comprehensible units.
Risk management: flag potential biodiversity hotspots
BIA-GBS™ helps you identify critical biodiversity hotspots, such as areas, sectors, companies or specific pressures that drive the biodiversity impact of your portfolio.
Compliant with highest ESG reporting standards
BIA-GBS™ is compliant with leading regulatory standards such as article 29 of the French energy and climate law. It is designed to align with upcoming requirements of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD).
Technical support and biodiversity data training
Training by the GBS™ team, to improve your understanding of the BIA-GBS™ methodology. A dedicated team of more than 20 analysts will provide you technical support and biodiversity data training to help you understand results and take actions.
Using our granular biodiversity data will allow you to calculate your biodiversity footprint on different aggregation levels, enabling precise biodiversity impact reporting and informing your investment strategy.
Covering 4 out of 5 IPBES drivers of biodiversity loss
We consider 11 major terrestrial & aquatic biodiversity pressures, including land use change, wetland conversion, hydrological disturbances, climate change, encroachment. Those 11 pressures cover 4 out of 5 drivers of biodiversity loss identified by the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services).
Impact for each scope (1, 2 and 3)
In line with reporting on climate change and GHG emissions, we distinguish the biodiversity impact on Scope 1 (direct), Scope 2 (indirect, energy consumption) and Scope 3 (indirect, others upstream and downstream).
Absolute biodiversity impact
Measure your impact in MSA.km2 for each biome (aquatic and terrestrial). MSA.km2 is a surfacic biodiversity intactness indicator, which is used to evaluate static (historic) and dynamic (year-on-year) impacts. Static and dynamic impacts are aggregated in MSAppb* for easier comparison amongst portfolios and constituents.
Intensity biodiversity impact
We provide impact intensities expressed in MSAppb* per EURm of revenue, or MSAppb* per EURm invested in the portfolio or individual constituent.
Global coverage 4,000+ entities & 100,000+ securities analyzed
Asset classes: Listed corporates (equities & bonds), Sovereign bonds, Green bonds, Loans
60+ Sectoral Methodologies Listed corporates (equities & bonds),Sovereign bonds, Green bonds, Loans
Bespoke analysis upon request
Giving you an at-a-glance overview of your portfolio performance to navigate risk and identify opportunities, while meeting reporting standards.
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