Actions for nature

There are many positive actions that the financial sector can take to promote nature, which range in complexity and scale.

 

We’ve gathered recommended actions with expert input from business, non-profit, government, and academic sectors. These are the most accurate and important actions at the time of publishing. But this is a fast-moving area, so check back regularly for relevant updates and developments.

To decide which actions best fit your business, first map your biodiversity impact areas (from raw material production to end-of-life, scoring them ‘high’ to ‘low’ impact). Once you’ve determined where to focus your efforts, take inspiration from the actions we have detailed here.

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Canopy of forest
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1. Collaborate with and join biodiversity platforms and initiatives.
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Footpath winding through national park
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2. Assess and measure nature-based risk and opportunity.
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Reed beds
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Pollution
3. Set nature-positive targets.
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4. Report on nature-related risks and opportunities.
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Birds eye view of coastline
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5. Focus on key sectors and geographies.
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Lion in the savannah
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Pollution
6. Implement nature-related policies to drive action.
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Ocean
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Pollution
7. Generate pro-biodiversity capital flow.
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Hands planting plants
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Pollution
8. Develop in-house expertise and awareness.
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Person snorkling on reef
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9. Encourage corporate biodiversity disclosures.
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Twigs of cotton
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10. Engage with policy makers to advocate for nature-positive policies.
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