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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Biodiversity iconAlthough biodiversity research and knowledge around species abundance and distribution is growing, much research is still needed around the interactions between biodiversity and wild nature and certain commodities. Clear linkages between nature conservation and profitability also need to be made.

What can businesses do?

There remains much work to be done on the collection of empirical data, and this remains an area that would be helped by significant business investment. Businesses need to be confident in the value of investing in natural capital and need rigorous evidence that doing so will increase sustainability, profitability and brand.