Biodiversity ‘not just an environmental issue’: Q&A with IPBES ex-chair Robert Watson

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their annual meetings this week, Oct. 14-20, in Washington, D.C. Amid the discussions around jobs, poverty reduction and value chains, one of the talks will center on a seemingly unusual topic for the bankers, economists and finance ministers in attendance: biodiversity.

Why biodiversity and business should go hand-in-hand

Many businesses will welcome the UK’s new emphasis on integrating biodiversity into investment decisions, but action needs to be accelerated and investment expanded if we are to attain the sustainable societies that we envy in some of our northern European neighbour countries, argues Malcolm Robertson, principal ecologist and James MacGregor, environmental economist, at Ramboll.

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