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Integrating biodiversity into a risk assessment framework

To understand companies’ governance of biodiversity issues, we assess the level of their commitment to integrating biodiversity measures, based on disclosures. The average biodiversity protection score for 1,200 assessed companies was 32 out of 100, highlighting a general lack of disclosures. Within a subsample of 67 heavy construction companies, we find that 61% disclose commitments to address biodiversity. However, we consider nearly half of these companies “weak” in terms of the implementation of such commitments. This shows a clear disconnect between most companies’ commitments and tangible measures disclosed to reduce their impact on biodiversity.

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