The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the first two sets of criteria for determining which economic activities can qualify as environmentally sustainable, under the EU's Taxonomy. The EU's Taxonomy Regulation, which entered into force on 12 July 2020, will help create the world's first-ever “green list” – a classification system for sustainable economic activities – that will create a common language that investors and businesses can use when investing in projects and economic activities that have a substantial positive impact on the climate and the environment. ...

In their joint declaration announced during Finance in Common (FiC) summit -organized by the French Development Agency- more than 450 Public Development Banks and their partners commit stated their willingness to contribute to the recovery and align with sustainable finance principles. Among announced commitments, PDBs committed to take into account and manage direct and indirect climate, biodiversity, environmental and social risks and opportunities, inspired by existing international initiatives and recommendations such as those of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), el Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) y Mainstreaming Climate Action in Financial Institutions....

The results of the latest biodiversity barometer produced by the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT) reveal that beauty, food and beverage sectors increasingly include references to biodiversity in their corporate reports and websites. Data from the 2020 edition show that references to biodiversity continue to increase: in the beauty sector, it was 49% of companies - from 13% in 2009. In food and beverages, it was 80% of companies - from 53% in 2012. ...

Collaborating and establishing bridges in order to learn and share knowledge is one of our top priorities in Ecoacsa. Recently, we have joined the Latin American Natural Capital Accounting Community (ComLAC), whose members meet every month to expand their experience on the application of natural capital accounting approaches to inform sustainable management decisions of the natural environment....

The continuous challenge in the search for sustainability represents an increasingly relevant demand in the management of companies. A group of Brazilian companies committed to moving towards a new sustainable economy have opted for the LIFE Certification to highlight the important role that the business sector plays in conserving natural capital. The LIFE Methodology and Certification have been adapted to Europe by Ecoacsa, and the first pilots will begin with leading Spanish companies next November....

The Spanish Green Growth Group has published 34 examples of green economy, a compendium of successful business cases aligned with a sustainable development model that contributes to competitiveness, job and value creation for companies and society as a whole. The document collects various examples of the 34 GECV members that represent a determined commitment to advance towards sustainability, decarbonization, the integration of nature into decision-making, the promotion of collaboration, innovation and the circular economy....

The EU B@B Platform has launched a new SMEs and Nature survey with the Capitals Coalition, We Value Nature and the Enterprise Europe Network. The objective of the survey is to better understand how SMEs consider their relationships with nature, what type of support SMEs require and how this support should be implemented....

On October 28 we present in a partner event organised in the framework of the EU Green Week the results of the We Value Nature pilot project on integration of natural capital in public and private sector decision-making for climate resilience and biodiversity in Cabo de Gata-Níjar (Spain) developed with Ecoacsa. We Value Nature is an EU Horizon 2020-funded three-year campaign (November 2018 – October 2021) supporting businesses and the natural capital community across Europe with the aim of making valuing nature the new normal for business. The campaign reinforces and boosts the work of the Capitals Coalition, helping businesses make smarter decisions that benefit themselves, society and the planet as a whole....