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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 […]

What are nature-positive solutions?

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WHAT ARE NATURE-POSITIVE SOLUTIONS ? Did you know that approximately one million species are threatened with extinction, while 47 per cent of natural ecosystems are already damaged? Carbon sinks such as forests, grasslands and wetlands are being cleared to make way for agricultural expansion. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), nature loses almost […]

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 […]

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 […]