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.
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, and Accenture Song for crafting the Nature Handbook and Get Nature Positive campaign, to help forward-looking business leaders on their journey towards nature positivity.
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.
Food retail sector
Buildings and Infrastructure sector
British Fashion Council
Food retail sector
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.
CEO, Severn Trent
CEO & Co-Founder, Responsible Travel
CEO, European Metal Recycling
Managing Partner, Greensphere Capital LLP
CEO, Heathrow Airport
Co-founder and CEO, Bulb
Executive Vice President, Veolia UK & Ireland
Senior Impact Analyst, Aviva Investors
Emma Howard Boyd
Chair, Environment Agency
Chief Sustainability Officer, Chanel
Managing Director, Iceland Foods