Biodiversity for Banks Program (B4B)

 

 

 

 

The Biodiversity for Banks (B4B) program, co-launched by the Equator Principles Association, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program (BBOP), is designed to help financial institutions overcome the challenges of incorporating risks associated with biodiversity and ecosystem services – all of the valuable resources provided by nature including safe drinking water – into their lending decisions.

RESOURCES

MODULE I: INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONCEPTS - PART I

Landscape/Seascape Level Analysis

MODULE II: INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONCEPTS - PART II
What is a Biodiversity Offset

Ecosystem Services

Living Natural Resources

MODULE III: SCREENING TRANSACTIONS
Online Databases and Mapping  Tools

Qualified Consultant Databases

MODULE IV: IMPACT ASSESSMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANS, AND ACTIONS PLANS
What makes a good ESIA?

What is a Biodiversity Action Plan, and what is its relationship to other management plans?

MODULE V: ADDRESSING UNCERTAINTY AFTER THE FINANCIAL CLOSE
Monitoring Needs and Requirements

The Role of External Review Panels