We are very excited to announce that ASN Impact Investors is joining PBAF as a partner. Since ASN Bank was one of the founders of PBAF, ASN Impact Investors has already been involved in the partnership’s work over the last few years. It is great to see that they will now have a more active role in collaborating within the partnership and the development of the PBAF Standard.
Mariëtta, Senior Manager Sustainability of ASN Impact Investors on joining PBAF: "Biodiversity is one of the main focus areas of ASN Impact Investors. The loss of biodiversity is growing every year so investments in preservation and restoration of nature is urgently needed. Therefore, the objective of ASN Impact Investors is that the investment funds together have a positive impact on biodiversity in 2030. To achieve this objective, we work hard to find investments that contribute to this goal and work together with others in the PBAF network."
The PBAF team welcomes ASN Impact Investors to the partnership and is looking forward to a valuable collaboration.
About ASN Impact Investors
ASN Impact Investors is an impact investor that manages 12 investment funds with the aim to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. To this end, for the past 29 years we have only invested in companies, institutions and projects that, in addition to financial returns, also aim to make a positive contribution in the areas of climate change, biodiversity and human rights. Because only a richer world will keep bearing fruit. ASN Impact Investors is a member of the NCIA. In November 2021 ASN Impact Investors launched the ASN Biodiversity Fund, focused on restoring and protecting biodiversity. This fund invests in projects and initiatives with a measurable positive impact on biodiversity. With the introduction of this first Dutch impact fund in biodiversity protection and restoration for the retail market, ASN proves that profitability can go hand in hand with the protection and restoration of biodiversity.
About the Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF)
The Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF) develops the ‘PBAF Standard’. The PBAF Standard enables financial institutions to assess and disclose impact and dependencies on biodiversity of loans and investments. PBAF provides practical guidance to financial institutions on biodiversity impact and dependency assessment and defines what is needed in order for these assessments (either or not conducted by data providers) to deliver the right information to financial institutions. With this information financial institutions can effectively manage and report on biodiversity related risks and opportunities and contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. For more information please visit: https://pbafglobal.com/about-pbaf