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Sweep for Biodiversity

Measure and track your impact on biodiversity.

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Meet Sweep for Biodiversity

We help you measure and track the biodiversity impact of your investments.

Go beyond carbon emissions

As an investor, you have a key role to play in the transition to a low carbon economy. Carbon is a key first step in your sustainability journey. But it's important that you expand your focus beyond emissions and consider your portfolio's impact on biodiversity.

The Earth's natural ecosystems are facing an unprecedented threat as a result of human activities and there is an increasing number of initiatives aimed at biodiversity protection. Sweep can help you ensure you're on track. 

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SBTN

Science-based Targets for Nature (SBTN Nature) is an initiative that mobilizes resources to protect and restore critical ecosystems. Find out more.

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PBAF

The Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials is a collaborative initiative which integrates biodiversity considerations into financial decision-making. Find out more.


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TNFD

The Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) is developing a framework for reporting on risks and opportunities related to biodiversity loss. Find out more

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Kunming Montreal Framework

The Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework is an international agreement that aims to set new targets and actions to halt biodiversity loss and restore nature by 2030. Find out more.

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Sweep helps you track and act on your portfolio’s biodiversity impact

Get started quickly

Sweep app: Compliance status

Get a base understanding of your portfolio’s biodiversity impact, using the data at your disposal.

Engage your portfolio companies

Sweep app: Users table

Send biodiversity surveys to your portfolio companies to get more direct estimates.

Comply with the latest legislation

Sweep app: List of latest legislation

Easily ensure compliance with the SBTN, PBAF, TNFD, CSRD and SFDR biodiversity requirements.

Monitor progress

Sweep app: Improve data action

Our dashboard provides you with a real-time view of your progress towards biodiversity targets.

Reduce risk

Leverage biodiversity metrics to manage risk and optimize your performance.

Get on-track

Sweep has everything you need to be on-track with your ESG performance – as well as a robust platform to support you on your decarbonization journey. See all features on our Platform page.

All features

Biodiversity expertise at your fingertips

  • 👍 Effortless Efficiency

    Quickly access science and evidence-based ESG & Carbon methodologies to simplify the standard reporting process.

  • 🕵️‍♀️ Advanced Analytics

    We provide dashboards to track ESG performance with the ability to deep-dive into data, down to the smallest granularity.

  • 🔒 Data security

    We’re SOC2 compliant and ISO 27001 certified. Learn more about security

  • 🎒 Education

    Access our Sweep School to improve your internal staff and stakeholders’ understanding of biodiversity.

  • 🔎 Transparency

    Keep a clear audit trail, with documents and descriptions for your data stored right in Sweep.

  • Materials

    Explore our materials to learn more about biodiversity

    Funding nature: a guide for investors

    Climate Essentials

    What is the TNFD?

    Biodiversity
    What is the TNFD?
    Materiality Assessments – what they are and how to conduct them

    Biodiversity refers to the incredible variety of life on Earth, encompassing all living organisms and their interactions within ecosystems. It encompasses the diversity of species, genetic variation within species, and the variety of ecosystems and habitats they inhabit. Biodiversity plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance and resilience of our planet, providing numerous ecosystem services, such as clean air and water, pollination, soil fertility, and climate regulation. It is a fundamental pillar of life and sustains the health and well-being of both nature and humanity.

    According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, more than 41,000 animals worldwide are currently threatened with extinction. Astonishingly, this includes 41% of all amphibians, nearly 33% of reef-forming corals, 27% of the world's mammals, over a third of all marine mammals, and 13% of all known bird species.

    The IUCN's report reveals that the decline in biodiversity is driven by various direct and indirect factors, many of which have intensified over the past 50 years. Among the primary direct drivers are pollution, changes in land use, direct exploitation of organisms, and the overarching challenge of climate change. These factors, coupled with the indirect drivers rooted in societal values and behaviors, have placed our ecosystems at a critical crossroads. 

    Protecting biodiversity is not only essential from an environmental and ethical standpoint but also holds significant economic benefits. 

    Economic value of ecosystem services

    Biodiversity is the cornerstone of thriving ecosystems that provide essential services to human societies. Ecosystem services, such as pollination, nutrient cycling, water purification, and climate regulation, are vital for various industries and sectors. These services, often taken for granted, have significant economic implications. 

    Resilience and risk reduction

    Healthy and diverse ecosystems are more resilient to environmental disturbances and natural disasters. By preserving biodiversity, we enhance the ability of ecosystems to withstand and recover from shocks, such as extreme weather events or disease outbreaks. This resilience is particularly valuable for industries and communities that depend on natural resources.

    Innovation and economic opportunities

    The preservation of biodiversity can lead to significant economic opportunities and foster innovation. Diverse ecosystems harbor a wealth of genetic resources and species yet to be discovered, which hold immense potential for various sectors. Bioprospecting, the search for valuable compounds and genes from living organisms, has led to the development of life-saving medicines, new agricultural products, and technological advancements. 

    Enhanced corporate reputation

    In an era of increasing environmental consciousness, businesses are under growing pressure to adopt sustainable practices and demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship. Incorporating biodiversity considerations into business operations and supply chains is not only environmentally responsible but also enhances corporate reputation. Consumers, investors, and stakeholders are increasingly valuing companies that prioritize sustainability and biodiversity conservation. 

    Integrated climate and nature disclosures combine the reporting of both climate-related and nature-related information by organizations. They provide your company with a holistic understanding of the environmental impacts and dependencies of your activities. Integrated climate and nature disclosures go beyond traditional reporting frameworks by recognizing the interconnections between climate change and biodiversity loss. By disclosing information on greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water usage, land use, deforestation, and other relevant factors, you can enhance transparency, accountability, and informed decision-making. 

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