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Impact Institute kicks off 2023 with the release of a new company level biodiversity dataset

Building on its flagship award-winning product, the Global Impact Database, Impact Institute launches a new dataset – developed through collaboration with the Dutch Asset Manager ACTIAM – to measure the biodiversity impact of companies and their value chains, providing actionable insights into the main drivers of biodiversity loss.

Biodiversity loss represents a critical global challenge. The recently held COP15 has shed light on the importance and urgency of giving biodiversity the same level of attention and protection as the climate.

In the past months, Impact Institute has worked towards aligning with global collaborative groups to help organisations easily align with multiple biodiversity–related initiatives and frameworks. As a result, our GID Biodiversity data solution has been included in the 2nd edition of the ‘Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches’, and Impact Institute is now part of the Task Force for Nature Related Disclosures (TNFD) Data Catalyst working group.

Building on our award-winning Global Impact Database, we kicked off 2023 with the release of a new company-level biodiversity dataset. The dataset has been developed through the active collaboration between the Dutch Asset Manager ACTIAM N.V. and Impact Institute’s team of data scientists, researchers, and biodiversity experts.

With this launch, we aim to bring value to organisations, academic, and financial institutions, which can use it to enhance their ability to measure and manage the biodiversity impact of their operations, value chains, and investment portfolios, ultimately developing effective strategies related to the conservation of nature.

“Some people hide behind the lack of data when dealing with biodiversity. With everything out there you can already start making decisions to limit biodiversity loss and start finding ways to finance the conservation and preservation of nature”. Arjan Ruijs – Senior Responsible Investment Officer at Actiam

GID Biodiversity Asset dataset

The first version of the dataset covers all companies across the MSCI World Index universe with its 1500+ constituents – to be further expanded in the upcoming months – and includes the following features:

Company–reported pressure data
Company–specific value chain data, including upstream and downstream impacts
Four main biodiversity pressures: climate, air pollution, water pollution, land use
Geospatial land use model for 42 crops
Data for 9100 global sectors to fill data gaps and provide coverage for any universe


ACTIAM N.V. is one of the ten largest Dutch asset management companies, offering sustainable investment strategies and solutions to insurance companies, pension funds, banks and distribution partners. They do this with actively and passively managed investment funds, impact investing and mandates. On behalf of their clients, they manage a capital of approximately €20 billion.

Additional information on the organization can be found here.

More information

Our GID Biodiversity data solution estimates biodiversity impact and provides actionable insights. Get in touch to find out more.
Biodiversity Knowledge for professionals: read the guide.
Impact Education: Register for the course Measure and Manage Biodiversity Impact
ABN Amro Impact on Biodiversity. Read about the report.
For further information about the Global Impact Database, please visit our GID page. We offer verified and robust data, estimating impacts for organizations, countries, and sectors worldwide.

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