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TNFD: Taking into account business’ dependency on nature

TNFD: Taking into account business’ dependency on nature Remember in a previous article we told you that only 5% of Fortune Global 500 companies have set biodiversity-related targets and assessed their impacts on nature? Well, even more worrying, is that less than 1% of these companies understand their dependencies on nature. DEFINITIONS Dependencies: aspect of […]

TNFD : Taking into account the impacts of business on nature

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TNFD: Taking into account the impacts of business on nature . Most companies perform strategic and operational risk analysis and develop solutions to mitigate identified risks. However, only 5% of Fortune Global 500 companies have set biodiversity-related targets and assessed their impacts on nature even though the WEF has ranked biodiversity loss and ecosystems collapse […]

Reverse the curve of biodiversity loss

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Reverse the curve of biodiversity loss In our exploration of planetary boundaries, we underscore the alarming modification of processes vital for biodiversity resilience—changes surpassing those induced by climate transformation. The scale of the crisis is stark: one million species teeter on the brink of extinction, 50% of our forests have vanished, and 47% of ecosystems […]

Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: A Comprehensive Guide

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Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: A Comprehensive Guide Biodiversity provides us with many goods and services. Most resources coming from nature are easily recognised such as wood and food, but the full concept of ecosystem services is not so obvious.  Ecosystem services are the various benefits that humans obtain from ecosystems. These services are essential for […]

Biodiversity: Definitions and Complexity

Understanding Biodiversity: Definitions, Significance, and Global Impact Biological diversity refers to the variety of life on Earth, including the variety of species and ecosystems, and genetic diversity within species. It encompasses the different plants, animals, microorganisms, and the ecosystems they form. Biodiversity is crucial for the health and resilience of our planet because each species […]

Opportunities linked with nature

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Opportunities linked with nature Just like risks, nature-related opportunities stem from business’ impact and dependency on nature and need to be identified and prioritised. There is a real business case behind nature-positive solutions. Indeed, the WEF estimates that transitioning could generate over $10 trillion of annual business opportunities and 395 million jobs by 2030.Presented below […]

Risks linked with nature

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Risks linked with nature We previously saw that businesses both impact and depend on nature. This stems both risks and opportunities related to nature that need to be included in their risk assessment and strategic planning. Research showed that under the current climatic and biodiversity loss scenarios, more than half of the world’s GDP is […]

Balancing Planetary Boundaries and Social Equity

The Doughnut Economy: Social considerations of planetary boundaries The doughnut economy framework was first introduced by the economist Kate Raworth in 2012. The model integrates questions of social equity into the debate about planetary boundaries in order to reach not only an environmentally safe place for society and the planet but also a socially just […]

Planetary Boundaries: How to live in harmony with nature

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Planetary Boundaries: How to live in harmony with nature Navigating the Anthropocene for Sustainable Living Since the industrial revolution, our society has harnessed natural resources to meet the demands of a burgeoning population, operating under the assumption that these resources were limitless. However, the repercussions of overconsumption became glaringly apparent as we faced the unsustainable […]