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Nature

Empowering business to adopt nature-positive strategies

The prosperity of every business depends on the health of natural ecosystems.

Nature provides us with the clean water, air, and other resources needed to responsibly operate businesses, produce food, and develop the medicines that society depends on. Rising rates of biodiversity loss, pollution, and ecosystem change pose ever-increasing material risks to business. At the same time, investors and regulators are increasingly interested in how companies are managing these long-term nature-related risks.

By applying a nature-positive lens to business operations, companies can de-risk their supply chains, discover new sustainably derived materials, innovate responsible production methods, and drive progress on other sustainability goals, such as climate and human rights.

40%

An estimated 40% of climate mitigation between now and 2040 must come from nature-based solutions.

90%

More than 90% of forest, land, and agricultural companies (FLAG) are at risk of missing their net-zero climate targets due to inaction on deforestation in their supply chain.

2.7T

Less than 1% of company disclosures include nature-related risks, compared to 97% of company disclosures that report climate risks.

How We Can Help

Adding Value to Your Business and Society

BSR’s work in nature focuses on business’ relationship with land, freshwater, and marine systems in both their own operations and in their value chains. We help companies to identify and address their impacts and dependencies on nature and to understand their nature-related risks, as well as how nature intersects with climate change. We also work with companies to develop ambitious strategies and solutions, along with detailed implementation plans that enable them to turn ambition into action and to achieve their sustainability objectives. We support companies with:

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Nature Assessment and Prioritization

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Nature Strategy Development (Goal/KPI development and Implementation Roadmaps)

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Supplier Engagement Strategy

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External Framework Alignment and Stakeholder Engagement

Sustainability Insights

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Blog

Making Connections Across Professions

With an acceleration of alignment among initiatives, guidelines, and standards over recent years, BSR staff share their thoughts going forward.


Collaboration

Collective Solutions for Meaningful Impact

Our collaborative initiatives enable companies to transform their businesses while creating shared solutions to global challenges and make a meaningful systemic impact.

Our Experts

Depth of Experience and Knowledge

Our Nature team consists of global experts across multiple industries, bringing a depth of experience in developing sustainable business strategies and solutions.

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Laura Donnelly

Director, Nature

New York

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Erin Leitheiser

Associate Director, Nature

Copenhagen

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Beatriz Osorio Marugán

Associate, Nature

Paris

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Victoria Woolner

Manager, Nature

New York

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Juliette Pugliesi

Manager, Nature

Paris

Let’s talk about how BSR can help you to transform your business and achieve your sustainability goals.

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