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Did you know that over the past 440 million years, there have been five mass extinction events on Earth? Now, according to scientists, the sixth extinction may already be underway. By the end of the century, it is estimated that half of an estimated 8 million living species could become extinct due to human-induced global warming.  In other words: biodiversity is at risk.

Join Kokou Agbo-Bloua as he embarks on a journey to understand the critical importance of preserving biodiversity in the face of pressing environmental challenges. While listing topics ranging from historical mass extinction events to present-day climate forecasts, Kokou uncovers the profound impact of human activity on ecosystems worldwide.

From the carbon sink properties of biodiversity to the intersection of energy transition and mineral extraction, Kokou unravels the complexities shaping our planet's ecological balance. Insights from environmental experts like Olivia Lazard shed light on the challenges of decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions while navigating the intricate geopolitics of resource extraction.

In the interview segment, Kokou talks to Matthieu Maurin, co-founder and CEO of Iceberg Data Lab, to explore innovative approaches to measuring and tracking biodiversity footprints within corporate activities. The conversation extends to innovative solutions and the role of finance in positively impacting biodiversity through investment strategies and financing models. Discover how businesses can play a pivotal role in not just protecting but also restoring biodiversity for a sustainable future.

As the episode draws to a close, we reflect on the lyrics of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," serving as a poignant reminder of our shared responsibility to protect and cherish our planet's natural wonders.

About this show

Welcome to 2050 Investors your monthly guide to understanding the intricate connections between finance, globalisation, and ESG.

Join host Kokou Agbo-Bloua, Head of Economics, Cross-Asset & Quant Research at Societe Generale, for an investigation of the economic and market megatrends shaping the present and future, and how these trends might influence our progress to meeting 2050’s challenging global sustainability targets.

In each episode, Kokou deep dives into the events impacting the economy, financial markets, the planet, and society. Through a magical blend of personal anecdotes, in-depth research and narratives overlaid with music, sound effects, and pop culture references, there’s certainly something for everyone.

Kokou also interviews industry-leading experts, personalities, entrepreneurs and even Nobel prize winners! You will learn from the best on a wide range of subjects on current affairs, market shifts, and economic developments.

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Previous episodes of 2050 Investors have explored ESG-influenced financial assets, climate change, AI, greenflation, smart cities, globalization, plastic pollution, food, health care, biodiversity, the energy transition, and more.


Presenter & Writer: Kokou Agbo-Bloua. Editor: Vincent Nickelsen, Jovaney Ashman. Production Designer: Emmanuel Minelle, Radio K7 Creative. Executive Producer : Fanny Giniès. Sound Director: Marc Valenduc. Music: Rone. Graphic Design: Cédric Cazaly.

Whilst the following podcast discusses the financial markets, it does not recommend any particular investment decision. If you are unsure of the merits of any investment decision, please seek professional advice. 

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