The prosperity of every business depends on the health of natural ecosystems.
Nature provides us with the clean water, air, and other resources needed to responsibly operate businesses, produce food, and develop the medicines that society depends on. Rising rates of biodiversity loss, pollution, and ecosystem change pose ever-increasing material risks to business. At the same time, investors and regulators are increasingly interested in how companies are managing these long-term nature-related risks.
By applying a nature-positive lens to business operations, companies can de-risk their supply chains, discover new sustainably derived materials, innovate responsible production methods, and drive progress on other sustainability goals, such as climate and human rights.
An estimated 40% of climate mitigation between now and 2040 must come from nature-based solutions.
More than 90% of forest, land, and agricultural companies (FLAG) are at risk of missing their net-zero climate targets due to inaction on deforestation in their supply chain.
Less than 1% of company disclosures include nature-related risks, compared to 97% of company disclosures that report climate risks.
How We Can Help
Adding Value to Your Business and Society
BSR’s work in nature focuses on business’ relationship with land, freshwater, and marine systems in both their own operations and in their value chains. We support companies as they assess their impacts and dependencies on nature, identify and clarify nature-related risks, and understand how nature overlaps with human rights or climate change. We also work with companies to develop strategies and solutions that aim to achieve multiple sustainability objectives, along with detailed implementation plans to turn ambition into action. We support companies with:
Nature Assessment and Prioritization
Nature Strategy Development (Goal/KPI development and Implementation Roadmaps)
Supplier Engagement Strategy
External Framework Alignment and Stakeholder Engagement
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Collective Solutions for Meaningful Impact
Our collaborative initiatives enable companies to transform their businesses while creating shared solutions to global challenges and make a meaningful systemic impact.