Federated Hermes

An aerial photo of a forest that has been partly cleared for farming.
  • Our partnership

    With the joint ambition of raising awareness and promoting the protection of biodiversity, global investment firm Federated Hermes has launched a Biodiversity Equity Fund using insights from the Natural History Museum's Biodiversity Trends Explorer.

    The new fund meets a demand in the sector for financial solutions that support the global goals on biodiversity. It will be investing in a concentrated portfolio of companies that are helping to preserve and restore biodiversity.

  • Informing the Biodiversity Equity Fund

    The Natural History Museum has developed the Biodiversity Intactness Index (BII) - a scientifically rigorous metric that estimates the loss of biodiversity across an area. The index uses a combination of land use, ecosystem, species and population data to give a simple figure for 'intactness' - the percentage of an area's natural ecological community that persists.

    Last year, the Museum made the BII data accessible through its online tool the Biodiversity Trends Explorer. The tool enables users to compare the state of local ecosystem biodiversity in different countries and to explore how different possible economic futures will affect nature in the coming decades. The Federated Hermes team are making use of this data to help to support and inform investment decisions.

    Together with Federated Hermes, the Museum will continue to explore how the its biodiversity experts and data scientists can help to positively inform the products and services that investment companies enable. Federated Hermes will donate 5% of the net management fee revenue from this fund to the Museum.

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    We are delighted to see the launch of this fund encouraging investment in companies that are helping to preserve and restore biodiversity, and thrilled to see Federated Hermes adopting the Museum's Biodiversity Trends Explorer. Together we can bend the curve of biodiversity loss and create a world in which both people and planet can thrive.

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    Doug Gurr

    Director, Natural History Museum

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The negative impacts of biodiversity loss pose a systemic risk to the global economy and we must stop taking nature's permanence for granted. We believe now is a crucial moment to invest in the companies that help to mitigate biodiversity decline. We are convinced that there is a cohort of quality, investible stocks that provide investors profitable access to this megatrend.

We are gaining critical knowledge by using the data that go into the Natural History Museum's Biodiversity Trends Explorer and we are delighted to donate money to fund the Museum's work as the custodian of one of the world's most important scientific collections.

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Ingrid Kukuljan

Head of Impact and Sustainable Investing, Federated Hermes

Get in touch

Corporate Partnerships
Development Group
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
+44 (0)20 7942 5194