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Business and Nature: How can companies restore the natural world through their operating practices?

Leading companies recognise that a prosperous business relies upon nature. Nature’s health is under pressure from upward trends for consumption, population and economic growth across the globe. This creates long-term risks to business, consumers and wider society who depend on nature. Through its Business and Nature team, CISL collaborates with companies to identify what the ecological crisis means for their businesses and take steps to transform their operations and strategies.  We provide the structured path that businesses need to establish sustainability solutions and create momentum at scale. 

Natural Capital Impact Group

A global network of companies, convened by CISL, working collaboratively to determine how business can sustain the natural world and its resources through its strategies and operating practices.

Catchment Leadership Network

A collaborative initiative that aims to drive a step change in catchment management by bringing together businesses from across sectors with UK government and NGO stakeholders.

UKRI GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub

As a project partner, CISL is leading on working with the private sector to identify the barriers to and solutions for a substantive shift towards sustainable trade in commodities.

Business for Nature

CISL is a key partner in helping this coalition demonstrate business action and amplify a powerful business voice calling for governments to reverse nature loss.

 

 

Thought leadership and news

Modelling better business: Anglian Water’s approach to valuing its land for biodiversity and preparing for net gain

February 2020 - The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) have launched a new case study showcasing how Anglian Water has developed a measurement framework for implementing its commitment to biodiversity net gain across the driest region of the United Kingdom.

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The Catchment Management Declaration – Update

20 February 2020 – Over 110 organisations have now signed up to the Catchment Management Declaration which aims to gather commitment and action for a multisector approach to catchment management. This update outlines the progress signatories have made and demonstrates the breadth of action being taken in support of the Declaration.

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Clean fuel switch: Exploring the multiple benefits of biogas

February 2020 – This working paper explores the benefits of enabling a community in Kenya to switch from cooking with traditional fuels to using biogas which is created through the natural process of anaerobic digestion of organic waste.

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Five Megatrends revolutionising your supply chains

February 2020 – Ian Ellison, Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, sets out the five megatrends that are disrupting traditional supply chains and what you need to know to future-proof your supply chain.

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Developing a corporate biodiversity strategy: A primer for the fashion sector

30 January 2020 – Nature is declining at a rate unprecedented in human history, with one million species now threatened with extinction. This degradation of nature affects society as a whole, including businesses that rely on natural resources, like the fashion sector. This report sets out how companies can create strategies to address their impacts on biodiversity.

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