Measuring biodiversity: Nature’s index

Solactive’s Biodiversity Index uses data to connect sustainability goals with investment strategies, making visible the value of the Earth’s ecosystems that have for so long been taken for granted

Solactive contributes to the preservation of biological diversity by providing the Solactive Vigeo Eiris Biodiversity Index, which represents companies integrating the protection of biodiversity into their sustainability risk management and their corporate social responsibility strategy.

In this sense, biodiversity is defined as diversity of living organisms, habitats, and ecosystems in the oceans, in the air, in freshwater and on land.

Vigeo Eiris, an ESG rating agency and the data provider, provides the data behind the index. All index components ensure a certain level of biodiversity protection and have a formalised commitment towards biodiversity protection. Further, index constituents cannot be involved in controversies of biodiversity or in genetically modified organisms, and must have no connection to the mistreatment of animals, such as animal testing, medical research or intensive farming.

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Natasha Turner

Natasha is global editor at ESG Clarity, part of Mark Allen Financial, and has been a financial journalist for seven years. She has been shortlisted for Story of the Year and Investment Journalist of the...