BNP Paribas’ fifth Sustainable Future Forum (SFF) will take place virtually this year, in lieu of our regular gathering in Singapore, on 14 and 15 October 2020.
Over the course of three special “SFF Live Series” sessions, we will convene industry and academic leaders from across Asia Pacific and Europe, to discuss ways to better value biodiversity and natural capital as a prerequisite to securing our sustainable future.
2020 is a crunch year for biodiversity. The Covid-19 crisis has put a spotlight on the impact of our relationship with nature, with the UN predicting how more zoonotic diseases could occur, causing massive strain on human health if we cannot address the current imbalance.
At the same time, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2020 Global Risks Report “ranks biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse as one of the top five threats humanity will face in the next ten years.” The WEF research shows that USD44 trillion of economic value generation – over half the world’s total GDP – is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its services. Nature loss matters for most businesses, impacting operations, supply chains, and markets. Pressure is mounting for the finance industry to take greater account of the financial impact of biodiversity loss and the Taskforce on Natural-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) continues to gather momentum.
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Watch the 2019 Highlights video below: