DATE PUBLISHED: JANUARY 16, 2022
Biodiversity is an increasingly important topic for investors and corporations alike. The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place in 2022 in Montreal, Canada. Conference participants discussed topics including equitable access to resources, unsustainable agricultural practices, the rights of indigenous people, and the role of financial flows in protecting biodiversity. The outcomes of COP15 will inform country-level actions for the coming years and have significant implications for how business is done around the world.
The proceedings at 2022’s Biodiversity COP15 were closely watched by ISS and reports have been prepared by the ISS ESG & ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) business units. In this paper, ICS examines the key takeaways for companies.