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Biodiversity and Business

How are business and biodiversity linked?

Businesses depend on healthy ecosystems for their operations and profitability. Through market-based approaches, businesses can contribute to biodiversity conservation by integrating sustainable practices, investing in biodiversity-friendly ventures, and aligning their operations with conservation goals. Embracing biodiversity as a business opportunity not only enhances environmental stewardship but also fosters economic growth, resilience, and equitable benefit sharing.

Why biodiversity matters for business

Biodiversity loss poses significant risks to businesses across various sectors, impacting everything from supply chains to brand reputation. As ecosystems degrade and species disappear, companies face increased operational costs, resource scarcity, and regulatory challenges. Understanding and addressing these risks is not only crucial for mitigating potential disruptions but also for capitalizing on emerging opportunities within sustainable practices. By proactively integrating biodiversity considerations into their business strategies, companies can enhance their resilience and ensure long-term viability.

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Here's why biodiversity is essential for effective risk management:

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Supply Chain Disruptions

Biodiversity loss can disrupt supply chains by affecting the availability of raw materials, agricultural products, and ecosystem services essential for production processes.
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Vulnerability to Climate Change

Ecosystem degradation exacerbates the impacts of climate change, leading to more frequent and severe weather events, water scarcity, and other environmental challenges that can disrupt operations and infrastructure.
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Regulatory Compliance

Increasingly stringent regulations related to biodiversity conservation, land use, and ecosystem protection require businesses to adapt their practices to remain compliant and avoid legal penalties.
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Financial Impacts

Biodiversity-related risks can have significant financial implications, including increased costs associated with resource scarcity, regulatory fines, and reputational damage resulting from negative environmental impacts.
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Reputation Management

Failure to address biodiversity concerns can damage a company's reputation, leading to loss of consumer trust, investor confidence, and brand value.
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Market Access and Trade Restrictions

With biodiversity loss a concern, markets impose trade restrictions and sustainability standards. Non-compliant businesses face barriers and disadvantages.

Join Us in Protecting Biodiversity and Our Planet

Tree planting Choose a package to plant a selected number of trees each month during our planting events. These programs can also serve as a tool for team building and employee engagement.
Flower meadows We organise company events and employee volunteering, during which we sow flower meadows together, plant bulbous plants and create flower beds next to offices or in urban areas.

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