Business efforts to-date cover a wide spectrum. Some companies have crafted corporate policies of no net, or net positive, impact on ecosystems or ecosystem services. Other firms are exploring the issue and pilot testing analytical tools. Others simply state that they recognize the importance of ecosystem services.

Given this wide range of activity, as well as the increasing number of companies that are engaging, it is timely to assess the current state of play on corporate ecosystem services initiatives. This report offers the first opportunity to review corporate engagement with ecosystem services around the world.

This report was updated in 2014. See Private Sector Engagement with Ecosystem Services