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Routledge Biodiversity Handbook Launch

New Biodiversity Handbook on Extinction Governance, Finance and Accounting Released by Routledge Publishing Group

London, 1st of June 2022 (for immediate release): The Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NSFM NextGen) announces the launch of the biodiversity handbook “Extinction Governance, Finance and Accounting: Implementing a Species Protection Plan for the Financial Markets”, a handbook for industry professionals and other decision makers in the areas of finance, governance, and accounting. The handbook has been edited by Prof. Dr. Jill Atkins and Martina Macpherson, FICRS, and includes contributions from more than 30 leading experts across policy, regulation, academia and industry in the field.

The biodiversity handbook presents plans, metrics, frameworks, mechanisms and financial innovations that can be, and are being, implemented through the financial markets in order to save and protect species, enhance biodiversity and, at the same time, preserve the financial markets and the business world.

With contributions from leading non-governmental organisations such as the Capitals Coalition, Business for Nature, the Ecojustice Foundation, ShareAction and the Endangered Wildlife Trust, plus senior researchers in the field, as well as industry experts from Moody’s, Six Group, EOS at Hermes Federated Investment Management, BlueBay Asset Management, ODDO BHF Asset Management and OSSIAM et al., this book is at the forefront of addressing the crucially important topics of extinction accounting, finance and governance. It provides an overview on the latest developments in policy, regulation and markets related to biodiversity, as well as practical guidance on how financial markets can develop and implement biodiversity action plans for corporations and investors.

The book addresses the intersection between species extinction and the global capitalist system. The planet is currently experiencing a mass extinction event, with human and business activity being the root cause of species loss and habitat destruction. Industries, companies, banks, investors, accountants, and auditors have all played their role. This book explores how they can also provide a solution.

Drawing on leading research, the book is written in an accessible style and is relevant to researchers and students in the fields of sustainability, governance, accounting, finance, corporate social responsibility, and corporate governance. It is essential reading for investors, responsible investors, bankers, business leaders and policy makers in the field of sustainable financial markets. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this book, it is useful to conservationists, ecologists and others involved in species and biodiversity protection.

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Book Details:

· ISBN 9780367492984

· Published May 30, 2022 by Routledge

· 610 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations

About the Authors:

Martina Macpherson is a Board Member of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NextGen), Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School, UK and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS).

Prof. Dr. Jill Atkins holds a Chair in Financial Management at Sheffield University Management School, UK, and is a visiting professor of Accounting at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.


For more information, please contact Rebecca Marsh at Routledge Publishing Group:

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