The Investor Expectations for Companies are a set of timely and necessary corporate actions that will protect and restore nature and ecosystems. The expectations outline six actions that investors will call on companies to take related to the areas of: Ambition, Assessment, Targets, Implementation, Governance, Engagement.

  • Ambition: Publicly commit to minimize contributions to key drivers of nature loss and to conserve and restore ecosystems at the operational level and throughout value chains by 2030.
  • Assessment: Assess and publicly disclose nature-related dependencies, impacts, risks, and opportunities at the operational level and throughout value chains.
  • Targets: Set time-bound, context-specific, science-based targets informed by risk assessments on nature-related dependencies, impacts, risks and opportunities. Disclose annual progress against targets.
  • Implementation: Develop a company-wide plan on how to achieve targets. The design and implementation of the plan should prioritize rights-based approaches and be developed in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples and local communities when they are affected. Disclose annual progress against the plan.
  • Governance: Establish Board oversight and disclose management’s role in assessing and managing nature-related dependencies, impacts, risks, and opportunities.
  • Engagement: Engage with external parties including actors throughout value chains, trade associations, policy makers, and other stakeholders to create an enabling environment for implementing the plan and achieving targets.