On 31st January 2022, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) was consolidated into the IFRS Foundation to support the work of the newly established International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). While this site and its resources remain relevant for preparers looking to improve sustainability disclosure until such time as the ISSB issues its IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards on such topics, no further work or guidance will be produced or published by CDSB. For further information please visit the IFRS website.

Biodiversity Working Group

The Biodiversity Working Group brings together experts on land use and biodiversity-related issues, from corporates, financial institutions, governments, academia and NGOs. The group supports the development of the CDSB Framework Biodiversity application guidance.

The Biodiversity application guidance will provide an additional layer of detail to the CDSB Framework, integrating elements from existing reporting standards on land use and biodiversity. The guidance will be applicable globally.

Public participants in the group are outlined in the table below.

Find out more about the work of the group.

Name Organisation
Robert Adamczyk EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Louise Amand Capitals Coalition
Alexandra Antsugai EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Scarlett Benson SYSTEMIQ/Food and Land Use Coalition
Dr Lyndall Bull Independent
Maria Ana Campos WBCSD
Charlie Dixon Vivid Economics
Rob Evans Earth Active
Charlotte Gardes Paris II-Assas University
Gemma James UN PRI
Dr Stephanie Hime Little Blue Research
Linda Lowson, Esq. Global ESG Financial Regulatory Institute
Rebecca Nohl, PhD SystemQ
Matt Orsagh CFA Institute
Jo Paisley Global Association of Risk Professionals
Rajat Panwar, PhD Appalachian State University
Jonas Rooze BloombergNEF
Robyn seetal Iktaar Sustainability
Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM Planet Tracker
Thomas Viegas Bank of England
Lucy Watkinson HM Treasury, UK

View members of other sub-groups: 

Climate Accounting Standards sub-group;

Water Technical Working Group;

Back to CDSB Technical Working Group 

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