Nature Liabilities

Breaking the Investment-Nature Crimes Link

Our Nature Liabilities workstream highlights the scale of nature crimes funded, either directly or indirectly, by the legitimate investments of financial institutions, and puts forward pathways to eradicate nature liabilities from investment value chains.



In addition to criminally laundered gains, there is a wider cost to governments and societies, and often an infringement of local communities’ human rights. This multi-faceted issue is not just driven by transnational criminal organisations, but also by economic sectors, agribusiness in particular.

Financial institutions must carry out effective due diligence around their investments to ensure that they are not contributing to or directly funding nature crimes.

Key milestones of the work in the coming months include a mapping of the extent and flows of investment-driven nature crimes in major markets, and the launch of a coalition of financial institutions dedicated to eliminating nature crimes in their investments.

Nature Crimes

Establishing an ambitious, practical framework for building principles-based nature markets.

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Anti-Money Laundering

Highlighting the opportunity to reduce environmental crimes by widening the scope and interpretation of existing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules.

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Monique Atouguia, Knowledge Manager, Nature Markets




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