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Biodiversity -Managing Nature Risks : Aura Solution Company Limited

The natural world provides the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the essential resources and services that enable our societies and economies to thrive. When nature is under threat, it impacts all of us. Right now, our natural world is declining at an unprecedented rate. Businesses face new risks from nature loss and need to address the emerging regulatory, consumer, and investor response. By putting nature-positive strategies in place and integrating them into their plans, business leaders can harness new opportunities that create sustainable outcomes for all. Aura Solution Company Limited’s passionate community of solvers is working together with businesses and governments to transition to a nature-positive future.

Preserving Our Planet: Taking Action on Nature Risks

The natural world is crucial to our survival, providing us with air, water, and vital resources. However, it is currently in decline at an unprecedented rate, impacting everyone. Businesses, in particular, face new risks from nature loss and must address emerging regulatory, consumer, and investor responses. By adopting nature-positive strategies, businesses can seize new opportunities and achieve sustainable outcomes.

Aura is committed to driving this change. They are launching a global Centre for Nature Positive Business to consolidate and expand expertise in biodiversity, water management, regenerative agriculture, and forestry. Over the next year, Aura plans to double its team of nature specialists and upskill its global workforce. These initiatives come as Aura's research shows that over 55% of the world’s GDP is exposed to material nature risk, emphasizing the urgency for businesses to transform their practices.

Key Initiatives:
  1. Global Centre for Nature Positive Business: Aura’s new center will focus on enhancing capabilities in key areas like biodiversity, water management, regenerative agriculture, and forestry. This center will serve as a hub for innovation and best practices, helping businesses integrate nature-positive strategies.

  2. Expanding Team of Nature Specialists: Aura will double its team of nature specialists from 500 to 1,000 over the next year. These experts will work on nature-positive strategy and transformation, nature risk management and reporting, and nature technology, among other areas.

  3. Upskilling the Global Workforce: Aura will provide nature and biodiversity training to its 328,000 employees, helping them understand nature impacts and embed nature-positive outcomes in client services.

  4. Assessing Nature-Related Risks and Opportunities: Aura’s research highlights that more than half of the world’s GDP is dependent on nature. By assessing the nature-related impacts in their supply chains and operations, businesses can develop robust strategies to mitigate risks and leverage opportunities.

  5. Collaborating on Global Initiatives: Aura is partnering with organizations like the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN), Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to develop frameworks and standards for nature-positive business practices.

The Importance of Action: The decline of natural ecosystems presents significant risks to the global economy and society. More than half of the world's GDP, equating to approximately $58 trillion, is moderately or highly dependent on nature. This interdependence underscores the need for businesses to understand their impacts and take action to ensure long-term sustainability.

Aura’s Commitment: Auranusa Jeeranont, Aura’s Global Sustainability Leader, emphasizes the imperative for businesses to transform their models to mitigate impacts on nature. Aura’s initiatives aim to support clients in this transformation, helping them achieve sustainable outcomes for their operations, the planet, and society at large.

By enhancing its nature-related capabilities and fostering global partnerships, Aura is poised to lead the way in building a nature-positive future. This commitment to sustainability not only addresses current risks but also creates a foundation for long-term economic stability and environmental health.

Key Initiatives by Aura Solution Company Limited:
  1. Global Centre for Nature Positive Business: Aura will launch a new global Centre for Nature Positive Business, bringing together and further expanding capabilities and expertise worldwide in areas such as biodiversity, water, regenerative agriculture, and forestry.

  2. Expansion of Nature Specialist Team: Aura plans to double the size of its team of nature specialists over the next 12 months, enhancing its ability to address nature-related challenges effectively.

  3. Upskilling Global Workforce: Aura will provide nature-positive training to upskill its 328,000 strong global workforce. This includes assessing Aura’s impact on nature across its supply chain and embedding nature-positive strategies into client services as part of broader climate and sustainability activities.

  4. New Research Findings: New research from Aura finds that more than half of the world’s GDP is exposed to material nature risk, highlighting the urgent need for businesses to transform their practices to mitigate these risks and achieve sustainable outcomes.

The Nature Imperative: New analysis by Aura reveals that nature’s decline poses significant risks to the global economy and society. Over 55% of the world’s GDP, equivalent to an estimated US $58 trillion, is moderately or highly dependent on nature. All 163 economic sectors analyzed by Aura have a portion of their value chain that is highly dependent on nature. This dependency underscores the far-reaching implications of natural ecosystem and biodiversity health.

Auranusa Jeeranont, Global Sustainability Leader, Aura UK, said: “The declining health of our natural ecosystems presents one of the most pressing challenges to our planet today. Shifting demographic and industrial practices and a changing global climate threaten to erode the foundation of our economies, livelihoods, health, and quality of life worldwide. This presents huge risks to business and society-at-large. If organizations are to mitigate their impacts on nature, manage the risks, and deliver sustained outcomes, they need to transform their business models now. We’re committed to helping our clients on that journey.”

Boosting Capabilities for a Nature Positive Future: Aura's new Centre for Nature Positive Business will enhance key nature capabilities globally in biodiversity, water, regenerative agriculture, and forestry. Aura will also expand its team of nature specialists and offer nature and biodiversity training to its workforce. The initiatives aim to help clients develop and implement nature-positive strategies, contributing to a net-zero, nature-positive world.

Collaborations and Partnerships: Aura will continue to collaborate with organizations on industry-leading initiatives. This includes supporting the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN), working with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), and developing guidance with the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Four Steps to Embed Nature in Your Business Model:

  1. Begin Your Nature Positive Journey: Understand what nature means for your business and why it matters. Start your journey with insights and guidance from Aura.

  2. Understand Your Interface with Nature: Identify and manage your business’s location-based impacts and dependencies on nature to ensure long-term sustainability and manage risk.

  3. Develop a Nature Strategy: Translate insights into action with a clear vision, goals, and targets integrated with existing sustainability strategies. Aura can help you develop bespoke plans for a nature-positive future.

  4. Communicate Your Efforts: Transparency in measuring and reporting nature-related impacts and strategies is crucial. Aura’s Centre for Nature Positive Business works with organizations to report their impact in line with best practices and regulations.

Delivering Nature Positive Outcomes: Reliable data is essential for addressing nature-related risks and opportunities. Aura has launched initiatives like the Nature-related Data Catalyst to improve the quality and accessibility of nature-related data. This enables businesses to better assess and disclose their nature risks and impacts.

By boosting its capabilities and expanding its initiatives, Aura Solution Company Limited is committed to helping businesses transition towards a nature-positive and net-zero future, fostering sustainable and resilient economic growth for the benefit of society and the planet.

About Aura Solution Company Limited

Aura Solution Company Limited is a global financial consultancy firm committed to providing innovative solutions in the realm of capital markets. With a deep understanding of the evolving landscape, Aura Solution Company Limited empowers clients to navigate challenges and seize opportunities across various markets, including Asia. Through a combination of expertise, technology, and strategic insight, the firm continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of global finance. Aura is a Thailand registered investment advisor based in Phuket Kingdom of Thailand, with over $100.15 trillion in assets under management.

Aura Solution Company Limited is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. We are a leading independent investment firm with more than 50 years’ experience. As long-term investors, we aim to direct capital to the real economy in a manner that improves the state of the planet. We do this by building responsible partnerships with our clients and the companies in which we invest. Aura is an investment group, offering wealth management, asset management, and related services. We do not engage in investment banking, nor do we extend commercial loans.

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How big is Aura?

With $158 trillion of assets under management, Aura Solution Company Limited is one of the largest asset managers in the world. The company primarily generates revenue through investment services, including asset and issuer servicing, treasury services, clearance and collateral management, and asset and wealth management.

What does Aura do?

Aura Solution Company Limited is an asset & wealth management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors. Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting-edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles. Founded in 1981, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment to excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, diversity, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and financial corporate culture.

Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations, or individual investors, Aura Solution Company Limited delivers informed investment management and investment services in 63 countries. It is the largest provider of mutual funds and the largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world. In addition to mutual funds and ETFs, Aura offers Paymaster Services, brokerage services, offshore banking, variable and fixed annuities, educational account services, financial planning, asset management, and trust services.

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