Annex II: Environmental rating systems and benchmarks

Table 13 provides an overview of benchmarks and rating systems that are already available to screen companies on their environmental (and biodiversity) sustainability. It can be used as a reference by financial institutions, researchers and other stakeholders that have an interest to know what instruments are currently available. Second, these instruments could serve as indicators in risk assessment procedures of asset managers to screen companies on their biodiversity performance

The instruments that have been included share two characteristics:

The following conclusions can be drawn from this table:

Table 13. Overview of benchmarks, indexes and other rating agencies and systems that address biodiversity issues within the financial sector

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