Forty-seven companies now mention their work on ecosystem services in publicly available materials. 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 placing monetary values natural capital and ecosystem services. Others are embedding ecosystem services into corporate management systems.
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 an opportunity to review corporate engagement with ecosystem services around the world.
This report, originally published in March 2014, has been updated with a new appendix tracking corporate activity related to ecosystem services and republished in January 2015.