Purpose and passion

Designed by a multi-disciplinary team, we hope this handbook provides inspiration and support to help you get started on your journey.
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Many of the frameworks and metrics relating to biodiversity are still a work in progress, but nature can’t wait.

The Council for Sustainable Business (CSB) has identified an urgent need to understand the impact of business on nature, and the actions to help reverse biodiversity loss. Research has been gathered from business leaders across sectors and from government, academics, and NGOs, to help develop a handbook that is designed by business, for business.

The CSB is grateful to DEFRA, supporters of this handbook, and to the many contributors listed below. Thanks to Accenture, Fjord, and Karmarama for crafting the Nature Handbook and Get Nature Positive campaign, to help forward-looking business leaders on their journey towards nature positivity.
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Contributors

Below is a list of some of the key businesses, organisations and individuals that helped make this handbook possible. We’ve also been helped by many others – including NGOs, government, academic and business experts. We’re grateful to you all.

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DEFRA

Sector wide

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Environment Agency

Sector wide

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Severn Trent

Water sector

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Responsible Travel

Tourism sector

Iceland

Food retail sector

Aviva

Finance sector

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Heathrow

Tourism sector

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Anglian Water

Water sector

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Murphy Group

Buildings and Infrastructure sector

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British Fashion Council

Fashion sector

United Utlities

United Utlities

Water sector

Danone

Food retail sector

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The team who made this handbook work across different disciplines but share a common interest in protecting nature, for future generations.

The team behind Get Nature Positive

The Nature Handbook for Business is brought to you by the Council for Sustainable Business, sponsored by Defra, and powered by Accenture with thanks to many contributors across sectors.


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Liv Garfield

Liv Garfield

CEO, Severn Trent

Justin Francis

Justin Francis

CEO & Co-Founder, Responsible Travel

Neil Munn

Neil Munn

CEO, BBH

Chris Sheppard

Chris Sheppard

CEO, European Metal Recycling

Divya Seshamani

Divya Seshamani

Managing Partner, Greensphere Capital LLP

John Holland-Kaye

John Holland-Kaye

CEO, Heathrow Airport

Hayden Wood

Hayden Wood

Co-founder and CEO, Bulb

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Gavin Graveson

Executive Vice President, Veolia UK & Ireland

Eugenie Mathieu

Eugenie Mathieu

Senior Impact Analyst, Aviva Investors

Emma Howard Boyd

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair, Environment Agency

Kate Wylie

Kate Wylie

Chief Sustainability Officer, Chanel

Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Managing Director, Iceland Foods

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