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Is your business considering nature?

…it presents the business world with many opportunities. These include investing in nature-based solutions (such as tree planting for flood management and seagrass meadows as coastal defences) and nature tech…

Are we on the brink of a nature finance breakthrough?

…investment opportunities. The hope is that TNFD will raise awareness about these opportunities, ultimately paving the way for funding to be directed to nature and nature-based solutions. Challenges with TNFD…

UK National Parks launch new ‘A Natural Partnership’ campaign to help fund urgent nature restoration

…Estee Lauder Companies UK & Ireland and progress is underway to create financing platforms and develop large-scale nature-based solutions. Outside of Revere, the focus is on corporate philanthropic giving for…

Now available on demand: edie’s Business and Biodiversity webinars

…whether its through the adoption of nature-based solutions, investing in ecosystem restoration, or scaling up nature-positive products and technologies. Supported by real-life case studies and practical insights, this edie webinar…

Taskforce sets out suggestions to embed nature into financial markets

…Markets member said: “We can’t stop at placing a value on nature. A real transition requires not only financing change through low carbon and nature-based solutions but changing our financial…

Webinar & Masterclass. Business and biodiversity: Accelerating the shift to a nature-positive planet

…its through the adoption of nature-based solutions, investing in ecosystem restoration, or scaling up nature-positive products and technologies. Supported by real-life case studies and practical insights, this edie webinar and…

BSI launches first edition of UK nature investment standards

…of nature finance. BSI’s director general for standards Scott Steedman said: “Nature-based solutions have a central role to play in reaching net-zero and meeting global environmental challenges. “The specification is…

Could 2024 mark a boom in corporate nature strategies?

…is becoming less and less of a credible excuse. Science-based targets for nature were finalised last spring and are now being tested by dozens of businesses. The Taskforce on Nature-Related…

Nature meets business: What does the TNFD mean for the private sector?

…what does it aim to do? The TNFD recommendations intend to mitigate the industrial impact on nature by encouraging comprehensive reporting on businesses’ environmental footprint and properly integrating nature-related considerations…

New campaign urges businesses to set nature strategies

A new global campaign has launched in a bid to get all major businesses to publish nature-based strategies that assist with efforts to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030….

Beyond climate: Charting a course for nature in global finance

…measure progress toward nature-related goals. For example, the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures’ (TNFD) LEAP framework is designed to help companies and financial institutions act on their nature-related risk and…

‘Labour are the conservers’: Shadow secretary pledges to reverse nature degradation in UK

…“would not shirk our responsibility to future generations and workers and businesses in Britain”. The Party hasn’t explicitly outlined any nature-based targets aside from what Reed included in his op-ed….

The case for investing in nature-based solutions in 2024

The road to net-zero and biodiversity recovery will be long and winding, with no easy solutions. However, the promise of nature-based solutions (nbs) has created a perception that perhaps we…

Nature-harming subsidies and investments close to $7trn per year, UN reveals

…than 30 times higher than support for nature-based solutions. Nature-based solutions attracted $200bn, of which 82% was provided by governments. UNEP’s executive director Inger Andersen said: “Nature-based solutions are dramatically…

GFI launches group convening financial giants for nature restoration

…of private sector capital into nature recovery and nature-based solutions, but there is still much to be done. The support of the UK financial sector will be critical, in addition…

After Davos, what’s next for TNFD adoption?

…terms of framework development was the finalization of science-based targets for nature by the Science-Based Targets Network (SBTN). For the first time, in May 2023, businesses from different countries and…

Mangroves, food fights and fossil fuels: The eight biggest stories from nature day at COP28 (9 December)

…Paris Agreement and UN Biodiversity Treaty. They should do so by updating and aligning their Nationally Determined Contributions on climate; National Action Plans on finance and Nature-Based Solutions Action Plans….

Programme to scale corporate science-based targets for nature reaches milestone

…to reduce the industrial impact on nature by promoting thorough reporting of businesses’ environmental footprint and effectively incorporating considerations related to nature in their strategies, in line with science-based targets….

$57bn in climate finance and carbon credit controversies: The 7 biggest stories from 4 December at COP28

…towards nature and climate adaptation goals.” Carbon credit schemes seek to streamline work, as hot debates continue Image UNFCCC Flickr COP28 / Mark Field Heated debates on nature-based carbon credits…

Meeting the moment on nature disclosures: The new double bottom line

Simon Zadek, Executive Director at NatureFinance and senior advisor to the Taskforce on Nature Markets, outlines how the momentous creation of Taskforce on Nature related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) recommendations will…