Nature Action 100, the first global investor initiative tackling the urgent nature crisis, has unveiled 100 key companies that 190 institutional investors will target to address biodiversity challenges.
Representing $23.6 trillion in managed and advised assets, the Nature Action 100 participants, which includes Downing LLP, have launched the engagement by sending letters to those 100 companies. Valued at over $9 trillion collectively, the companies are being called upon to take urgent action to protect and restore nature and ecosystems, mitigating their financial risks.
Published in June 2023, the Nature Action 100 Investor Expectations outline timely actions companies can take. The 190 investors aim to push for progress through active engagement with the 100 companies in sectors driving nature loss.
Roger Lewis, Head of Responsible Investment at Downing, commented: "Produced capital is understood through financial analysis, and human capital through HR and management teams. But natural capital requires deeper engagement. The launch of Nature Action 100 marks significant progress in driving this engagement across companies and we are delighted to be participating."