What is the role between business and biodiversity? Access edie’s new Explains guide

The guide is free to download for edie users

We are reaching a crucial tipping point for nature. Amidst a perfect storm of population growth, mass urbanisation and escalating climate change, we must be smarter about the way we use our oceans, freshwater and land; and how we produce energy, food and other resources.

And yet, biodiversity, as a corporate and political concept, remains largely undefined. The publication of the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity is the latest major piece of work attempting to explore the role of natural capital in delivering planetary, societal and economic prosperity.

As Governments shift their focus towards the protection of the planet’s natural ecosystems, businesses are attempting to explore what this might mean for their own corporate stewardship efforts.

As such, edie has published a new Explains guide detailing all the key business considerations to examine when aiming to included biodiversity as part of a holistic sustainability strategy.


What is the relationship between biodiversity and business? What are the operational challenges and opportunities surrounding biodiversity? And what steps can be taken to reverse nature loss and restore natural habitats? This free edie Explains guide answers all of those key questions and more.

Produced in association with The Woodland Trust, this guide answers all of the questions that businesses might have in relation to biodiversity – a topic that is rising in prominence in the run-up to the COP26 climate talks, and beyond.

The guide includes a case study from Sainsbury’s, outlining how the British retailer collaborated with The Woodland Trust to plant more than four million trees across the UK.


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