Greenwashing: Research Suggests European Banks “not doing enough to address ... climate change and biodiversity loss”

December 20, 2022

The UK-based responsible investing non-profit ShareAction announced the publication of a report into the biodiversity and climate strategies of the 25 largest European banks, measured by total assets. The report concludes that even though the surveyed banks are taking steps to expand their green finance offerings, they are “resisting implementing ambitious climate policies” and are generally unprepared for the risks posed by biodiversity loss. The report ranked each bank’s performance on metrics measuring the bank’s approach to climate and biodiversity governance, strategy, and engagement and collaboration.

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