GEDB contributions to discussions on Sustainable Finance
In April, GEDB Executive Director Beatrice Crona was invited to have a conversation about climate, forests and earth systems with Henry Pallister-Dixon, engagement manager at Sustainalytics. Sustainalytics is a company that rates the sustainability of listed companies based on their environmental, social and corporate (ESG) performance.
Hear Beatrice share her views on the significance of earth systems and tipping points in a climate context, why GEDB has pursued research on how financial investment affect the biosphere and why we seek to co-produce knowledge with financial actors.
“Of course it is encouraging to see that regulatory development”, she notes, “But if institutional investors with large portfolios, essentially universal owners, can harmonise reporting environments for sustainability criteria and push that on how companies source and operate, that can have a much larger impact, going beyond national borders.”
Social sustainability is an equally important aspect of sustainable finance, and during the 'Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna' (Human Rights Days) Beatrice Crona moderated a discussion between representatives from civil society in Liberia and Indonesia, Swedfund and the Tenure Facility regarding the responsibility investors have for their investments in companies that risk violating human rights, contributing to a destroyed environment and undermining land rights.