The Natural Capital Declaration – a statement by financial institutions for Rio+20

Being at the top of the corporate food chain, financial institutions (banks, investors, insurers and reinsurers) can have significant indirect impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services through their customers, and direct impacts through their purchasing decisions… Now, in the build-up to Rio+20, a growing group of leading financial institutions are preparing to launch the Natural Capital Declaration, as a firm step towards a financial system that is more accountable in terms of the protection and sustainable use of nature. Signed by the CEOs of banks, investors and insurance firms, it demonstrates a far-reaching commitment from the sector to work towards embedding natural capital criteria into financial products and services, and supply chains.

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