Nature Action 100 is a global investor engagement initiative focused on driving greater corporate ambition and action to reverse nature and biodiversity loss.
The initiative engages companies in key sectors that are deemed to be systemically important in reversing nature and biodiversity loss by 2030. It was conceived by a group of institutional investors known as the Launching Investor Group.
The initiative’s Secretariat and Corporate Engagement Working Group is co-led by Ceres and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), and the initiative’s Technical Advisory Group is co-led by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation and Planet Tracker.
With more than half of the world’s GDP reliant on nature and its services, depleting natural capital creates significant operational, regulatory, litigation, and reputational risk for investors and businesses alike, and negative economic repercussions globally. Hundreds of billions of global crop outputs are at risk annually from pollinator loss, posing operational risk for companies sourcing agricultural commodities. According to some estimates, tens of billions of dollars in assets could be at risk of stranding over the next 5 to 10 years if companies continue to produce deforestation-linked commodities.
Nature Action 100 is a global investor engagement initiative mobilizing institutional investors to establish a common high-level agenda for engagements and a clear set of expectations to drive greater corporate ambition and action to stem nature and biodiversity loss.
Specifically, the initiative:
- Maps sector pathways for driving greater corporate ambition and action on nature.
- Coordinates, informs, and supports engagements between investors and company executives and board members.
- Details ambitious actions that need to be undertaken by companies to protect and restore nature.
- Tracks the progress of companies against key benchmark indicators and provides annual progress updates.
Investors participating in the initiative are engaging with 100 companies in key sectors that are deemed to be systemically important in reversing nature and biodiversity loss by 2030. The initial sectors included in the initiative are: biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; chemicals, such as agricultural chemicals; household and personal goods; consumer goods retail, including e-commerce and specialty retailers and distributors; food, ranging from meat and dairy producers to processed foods; food and beverage retail; forestry and packaging, including forest management and pulp and paper products; and metals and mining. These sectors are major drivers of nature loss due to their large impacts on habitat loss and overexploitation of resources, and their contribution to soil, water, and solid waste pollution.