WWF Risk Filter Suite

WWF’s Risk Filter tools - the Water Risk Filter and Biodiversity Risk Filter - enable companies and investors to assess and respond to nature-related risks to strengthen resilience

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WHY COMPANIES AND INVESTORS SHOULD CARE ABOUT NATURE

$44 trillion

Economic value generation dependent on nature

46% GDP

Global GDP coming from high-water risk regions by 2050

$10 trillion

Financial cost from nature loss by 2050

WWF RISK FILTER SUITE

Understanding your nature-related risks is the first step towards taking meaningful action to reduce those risks and contribute to a more sustainable future. 

With the WWF Risk Filter Suite, companies and financial institutions have easy and streamlined access to distinct and complementary tools the - Biodiversity Risk Filter and Water Risk Filter - enabling users to upload and manage their data in a central and secure online platform for performing their biodiversity and water risk assessments.

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The WWF Biodiversity Risk Filter is designed to be used as a corporate and portfolio-level screening tool to identify biodiversity risks and prioritise corporate action on biodiversity

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The WWF Water Risk Filter is designed to be used as a corporate and portfolio-level screening tool to identify water risks and prioritise corporate action on water

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING THE WWF RISK FILTER TOOLS?

The results from your biodiversity and water risk assessments can help better inform your business strategies, target setting and investment decisions – resulting in strengthening business resilience as well as contributing to a more sustainable future. 

The WWF Risk Filter tools are aligned to and support key global initiatives and reporting frameworks such as the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Science Based Targets for Nature (SBTN), Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).

WWF has created technical guides on how companies and financial institutions can use the WWF Risk Filter Suite at specific points in the SBTN target-setting process and the TNFD LEAP approach. Click below to access the summary step-by-step guides.

ASSESS YOUR NATURE-RELATED RISKS NOW FOR FREE
3 EASY STEPS

Register and create an account - only you have access to this account

Go to the Portfolio Manager to upload your data, save it and come back to edit it at any point

Go to the Assess module of each tool to analyse your biodiversity and water risks

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Through the free online platform - the WWF Risk Filter Suite - companies and financial institutions have easy and streamlined access to two distinct and complementary WWF Risk Filter tools - the Biodiversity Risk Filter and Water Risk Filter. This enables users to upload and manage their data in a central and secure platform for seamlessly assessing their biodiversity- and water-related risk assessments.

The WWF Risk Filter tools are designed to be used as corporate and portfolio-level screening tools to help identify risks and prioritise corporate action for enhancing business resilience and contributing to a sustainable future.

The WWF Risk Filter tools are primarily aimed at companies and financial institutions who wish to understand, assess and respond to their biodiversity and water risks. Both tools include global datasets and allow assessments of any industry sector, so that users regardless of geographic location and industry can use the tool.

As the Biodiversity Risk Filter and Water Risk Filter are both spatially explicit screening and prioritisation tools, they are best suited for organizations with 1) location-specific data available and 2) a large portfolio of sites/assets to analyse (e.g., company operational sites and supplier sites). Therefore, these tools are primarily used by medium to large-size companies that have robust value chain information available for analysis. While the tool is suitable for use by financial institutions, the needed input data is often not available, representing a key barrier for using the tools. 

To support financial institutions that want to assess a broad portfolio of companies, WWF published valuable guidance in the WWF Biodiversity Risk Filter Methodology Documentation on:

  • how existing datasets and approaches can be used as proxies for the required location-specific company and supply chain input data of the WWF Risk Filter tools
  • how the output data of the WWF Risk Filter tools can be aggregated to the company and portfolio level.
     

To read examples of how different organizations have previously used the WWF Risk Filter tools, please visit our Case Studies page.

WWF recommends using both the Biodiversity Risk Filter and Water Risk Filter as they are distinct but complementary tools

The Biodiversity Risk Filter tool covers broad aspects of biodiversity (e.g., freshwater, marine, forest, grasslands, wetlands) and includes some specific indicators from the Water Risk Filter (e.g., water scarcity, water quality, fragmentation status of rivers). While the Biodiversity Risk Filter provides general high-level assessment of biodiversity-related risks, the Water Risk Filter provides a more in-depth assessment of water-related risks (including operational risk assessment, higher resolution datasets and scenario risk assessment). Therefore, the tools are intended to be complementary and offer unique features for assessing and responding to biodiversity and water-related risks.

As the two WWF Risk Filter tools are available through one central platform (the WWF Risk Filter Suite), you only need to enter your data once to automatically assess your risks in both tools – making it very easy to use both tools!

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Check our tutorial to help you get started

CASE STUDIES

Check out all the latest user case studies on how companies and investors have used the WWF Risk Filter tools to assess and respond to nature-related risks

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WWF REPORTS

Check out all latest WWF reports on #WaterRisk, #BiodiversityRisk, #Stewardship, #Finance

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OUR TEAM

Meet our passionate team behind the WWF Risk Filter Suite! Contact us to receive our tailored expert support to better understand your risks and take action

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Alexis Morgan

Global Water Stewardship Lead

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Ariane Laport-Bisquit

Senior Manager

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Fee Reinhart

Senior Specialist Sustainable Finance

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Florian Oeschger

Advisor Sustainable Finance

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Dr. Dadiyorto Wendi

Partnership & Engagement Officer

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Dr. G. Areendran

Director IGCMC, and his team at WWF-India

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Isabel Meza

Manager Research & Development

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Dr. Liam Bailey

Geospatial Analyst

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Maria Walsh

Manager Science

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Regula Hess

Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance

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Rebekah Church

Global Lead Biodiversity Stewardship

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Rylan Dobson

Senior Water Stewardship Manager

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Fyeqa Akram

Working Student Biodiversity Risk Analysis

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Raquel Capella

Student Assistant Risk Analysis

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