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Bankrolling Extinction: The banking sector’s role in the global biodiversity crisis

Apr 26, 2021 | Portfolio Earth

We are currently in the midst of a mass extinction event. Termed the ‘Anthropocene Extinction’, this is the first of its kind to be caused by humans. Humans have impacted nearly every corner of the planet and are approaching planetary boundaries which could take millions of years to recover from.1 Scientists are warning of ‘biological annihilation’.2 While governments and companies have been the focus of attention on this issue, actors in the finance sector have largely evaded scrutiny until recently. 

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