Robeco signs Finance for Biodiversity Pledge

25 September 2020 – Robeco is one of the 26 financial institutions from around the globe that have signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge. In the Pledge the signatories call upon world leaders to reverse nature loss this decade and commit to collaborating, engaging, assessing their own biodiversity impact, setting targets and reporting on biodiversity matters by 2024 at the latest.

Biodiversity is rapidly declining at an unprecedented rate in history. Halting this decline is crucial to achieve the SDGs and preserve our planet, human health, wellbeing and livelihoods. Economic consequences of biodiversity loss can be severe and represent a systemic risk for businesses and investors. Deforestation, which is driving biodiversity loss, leads to the release of large amounts of carbon stored in the carbon sinks of forests around the world. In addition, the global agricultural system depends on pollination and soil biodiversity to produce food for a growing global population. The Biodiversity Pledge represents an important landmark for our industry. We are delighted to be among the first signatories committing to this Pledge, and we look forward to work together with the rest of signatories to jointly contribute to reverse nature loss through our investments and active ownership work.” Victor Verberk, CIO Fixed Income and Sustainability.

Collective commitment by the financial sector

The Finance for Biodiversity Pledge is a collective commitment by the finance sector itself. The pledge was established by a group of European financial institutions which have been working actively as members of the Finance and Biodiversity Community (F@B Community).

New signatories are welcome to join

Financial institutions from all continents that are not yet involved with the Pledge are strongly encouraged to sign up to it. Please visit for more information and to sign up.

The 26 signatories of the Pledge are: ACTIAM N.V., Achmea Investment Management, AEGON Nederland N.V., Allianz France, ASN Bank, ASR Nederland, Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Bankinter, AXA Group, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts, Domini Impact Investments LLC, Etica Sgr - Responsible Investments, HSBC Global Asset Management, Karner Blue Capital, Mirova, Piraeus Bank, New Forests Pty Ltd, NN Investment Partners, NWB Bank, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Robeco, Triodos Bank, Triple Jump, Vancity, UFF and Volksbank.

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