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Marine Biodiversity & Rising Investor focus – a Moody’s ESG Report

Rising investor focus on marine biodiversity will heighten scrutiny of companies’ governance and policy measures, new Moody’s ESG Solutions report states.

A healthy ocean benefits all stakeholders, but also sustains key industries that our economic
and trade systems rely on. However, risks to ocean health and marine biodiversity are increasing,
with regional and local regulation and enforcement frameworks posing a challenge for
governance. Going forward, we expect investors to place a greater emphasis on identifying
and engaging with companies within sectors most exposed to marine biodiversity risks. These
include shipping, offshore oil and gas, offshore renewable energy, marine aquaculture, marine
fisheries and seabed mining. Companies that fail to demonstrate sufficiently robust
governance structures and policy measures to mitigate their impact on marine biodiversity
will come under greater scrutiny, raising potential reputational and financial risks.



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