Over the past 30 years, our level of prosperity has increased exponentially, but nature has paid the price. Now, more than a million animal and plant species are teetering on the brink of extinction.
This will come at a steep human cost - hunger, disease, unemployment – and the UN estimates annual losses from ecosystem degradation will reach $3 trillion a year by 2030.
The financial sector is part of the solution. As a manager of global capital, the sector is in a unique position to build an economy that co-operates with nature instead of working against it.
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