Biodiversity Management Sectoral Outlook and Roadmap for Implementation

Businesses rely on natural resources for their production processes and depend on healthy ecosystems to remove waste, and maintain soil, water and air quality. At the same time, businesses can have major negative impacts on biodiversity. While business is part of the problem, it is also part of the solution—it can offer innovative solutions to conservation. By addressing their environmental footprint, companies can open up new opportunities, respond to consumer demand for responsible products, pre-empt new regulations, and save both costs and natural resources. For organizations to remain competitive they have to identify their current and future impacts and dependencies on the biodiversity. In so doing, businesses can also identify and capitalize on key opportunities by integrating the effective and proactive management of biodiversity into their strategies and plans.