The latest report to emerge from Phase I of the IFB Programme has been published - Robust ESG Data for Biodiversity (REDB): Towards a Spatially-Sensitive Approach to Sustainable Finance.

The work was led by the University of Oxford, with input from other IFB Partners, the University of York and UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).

The report presents potential AI solutions for models of two distinct use cases: the Brazil Beef Supply Use case and the Water Utility Use case. The two cases cover a broad perspective within sustainable finance. The Brazilian cattle farming use case is an example of greening finance - using the power of investment to drive the transition of a sector with a poor historical track record to more sustainable operations. The deployment of nature-based solutions in the UK water utility use case is an example of financing green - driving investment to nature-positive outcomes. The two also cover different sectors, geographies, financial assets, and AI modelling techniques, providing an overview on how AI could be applied to different challenges relating to nature’s integration into finance.

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REDB Phase I Report