Triodos Bank is part of the recently established Partnership Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF), initiated by ASN Bank. The platform focuses on impact measurement of investments with a positive effect on biodiversity. Other financial institutions that are involved are ACTIAM, FMO, Robeco and Triple Jump.
The aim of PBAF is to investigate how a bank or investor could contribute to the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and how the impact of these investments could be calculated or measured. Financial institutions could use this knowledge to formulate investment policies that consider biodiversity.
PBAF will work on a report, in which a common ground on measuring positive effects on biodiversity will be described. A number of cases of real investments in e.g. reforestation, forestry and landscape restoration will be calculated or measured. The goal is to complete this work in May 2020. On the basis on this common ground other financial institutions in the Netherlands and abroad will be invited to join this initiative. The goal is to create a widely accepted and supported common ground and methodology.