Role of Biodiversity in the Financial Market
With COP15 Part 1 and COP26 now over, the conferences have arguably achieved more than expected but less than hoped. To make sense of the potential impact of these events for the planet and investors, Harry Thomas, Co-Portfolio Manager of the TT Environmental Solutions Strategy, recently held a webinar discussion with leading ecology expert Dr Joseph Bull.
Dr Bull is a Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science at the prestigious Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology. Following his time as a private sector environmental consultant focusing on ecology and climate change, he gained a PhD at Imperial College London. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Copenhagen, and remains a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford. Dr Bull is also a member of the TT Environmental Solutions Strategy Research Advisory Board.
Given Dr Bull’s background in conservation and ecology, throughout the discussion there was an attempt to shine a light on how investors can comprehend and mitigate the existential threat of biodiversity loss, which can often be overshadowed by the better-understood issue of climate change.
A written summary of the webinar can be found here.