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Nature and Biodiversity

Integrating the value of nature into your organisation

Nature is declining at an unprecedented rate.

According to the World Economic Forum, USD $44 trillion of economic value – the equivalent of over half of the world’s total GDP – is at risk from nature loss. Increasingly, society, led by businesses, is becoming aware of this dependence on nature and the services that it provides.

Nature loss poses serious physical, regulatory, reputational and market risks to business. We must halt and reverse nature loss, by increasing the health, abundance, diversity, and resilience of species, populations, and ecosystems so that, by 2030, nature is visibly and measurably on the path to recovery. By 2050, nature must recover so that thriving ecosystems and nature-based solutions continue to support future generations, the diversity of life, and play a critical role in halting climate change.

This change is only possible with the contribution of companies, financial institutions, cities, and governments across the globe.

In November 2022, Anthesis joined more than 330 businesses and finance institutions from 52 countries to urge world leaders to adopt mandatory requirements for all large businesses and financial institutions to assess and disclose their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity by 2030.



Nature is everyone’s business

Your organisation can benefit from incorporating nature into your enterprise strategy to:

  • Ensure long-term viability of business models
  • Save costs
  • Increase operational efficiencies
  • Grow market share
  • Strengthen the resilience of supply chains
  • Deepen relationships with customers and key stakeholders
  • Create access to new markets, products and services

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Nature-loss risks to business

If not well understood and managed, nature-loss poses material risks to businesses and our global economy. As a result, businesses need to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature, and start to take appropriate action to avoid, reduce, restore, regenerate, and transform these impacts.

What can you do now to act on nature?

There are opportunities for organisations of all sizes and in all stages of their journey to contribute to a Nature Positive future. Our team of experts can help organisations who are just starting to assess the impacts and dependencies of their value chain and operations on nature, supporting a rapid identification of hotspots and opportunities to improve on for example biodiversity and ecosystem integrity as well as water stewardship to mention just to parts of nature. Anthesis supports organisations using the latest insights on how to deal with nature, the most important ones being the Natural Capital Protocol, Taskforce of Nature Related Financial Disclosure and the Science Based Targets for Nature.

First steps can be to:

  • Governance Make someone responsible for your relationship with nature. Assign roles and responsibilities across the organisation and increase board oversight and understanding of the relevance of nature in your operations and value chain.
  • LocateIdentify your organisation’s relationship with nature. Locate your nature-related risks and opportunities by examining the impacts and dependencies of your operations, sourcing and products and services. 
  • StrategyEnsure a future for your organisation in balance with nature. Set clear and ambitious goals aiming for Nature Positive that are aligned with the Science-Based Targets Network methodologies to contribute to achieving a Global Goal for Nature.

Together, we can contribute to a Nature Positive future, by committing to action that:

  • Preserves natural ecosystems 
  • Supports biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Preserves freshwater resources and water security
  • Secures healthy, diverse oceans
  • Preserves and regenerates land systems
  • Commit to Science Based Targets for Nature
  • Reduces carbon emissions

Nature & Biodiversity Services

Anthesis supports companies, financial institutions, cities, and governments to enable nature-based solutions


Benchmarking nature and biodiversity performance against peers and ranker/rater expectations to inform development of a stepwise approach to prioritise, assess, and address material issues and communicate contributions to a nature-positive future.

Identifying, prioritising, and validating material issues that reflect most significant dependencies and impacts on nature at both a sector and an enterprise level, supporting double materiality assessments and disclosure.


Assessing dependencies and impacts on nature in your operations and/or supply chain; creating an action plan to avoid and reduce impacts and pursue opportunities to regenerate
and restore nature.


Measuring and reporting the amount, condition and value of environmental assets of an organisation and a true cost accounting including valuation of ecosystem services.

Assess nature-related risks and opportunities at the enterprise level and align with Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosure to integrate nature into decision making by analysing governance, strategy, risk and impact management, and metrics and targets.

Setting science-based targets for nature aligned with Science Based Targets Network methodology to harness your operations and value chain to protect and restore nature and help secure an environmentally safe and socially just future.

Develop strategy to transform relationship with nature to become net positive, consistent with the major reporting mechanisms and coherent with reputable biodiversity and nature commitments. In a roadmap define a nature positive action plan to guide implementation.

Shape integrated strategy to deliver on water goals, meet critical ecosystem restoration concerns (Nature Based Solutions) and on net zero targets (Natural Climate Solutions). Additional support available on implementation through Anthesis subsidiary, Climate Neutral Group.

Build an ocean positive strategy that ensures and invests in responsible ocean practices and contributes resources to regenerate marine ecosystems through effective policies and collective action with peers in the shipping, fishing, aquaculture, energy and tourism sectors.

Understand water-related dependencies and impacts and developing context- and science-based targets and water stewardship strategies to create accountability internally and externally to drive continual improvement and action on shared water challenges.

Create forest positive strategy that demonstrates commitment to implementing and investing in sustainable practices in forests by crafting and implementing effective policies to create deforestation- and conversion-free supply chains.

Craft regenerative agriculture strategy that drives value creation through redefining our food system’s relationship with nature and creating clear roadmaps to engage suppliers and farmers on contributing to a nature-positive future.

A Nature Positive Future

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) defines nature as the natural world, with an emphasis on the diversity of living organisms (including people) and their interactions among themselves and with their environment. 

The natural world can be described as the water, air, soil, flora and fauna around us which together form an ecosystem. Ecosystems support life and provide a wide range of benefits to people and society. These benefits are often known as ecosystem services, such as food, clean water, medicine, carbon storage and shelter. These services provide the basis for the functioning economies and societies.   

Organisations have both impacts on and dependencies from nature, resulting in risks and opportunities. 

Each organisation can support a nature positive future through transformations that enable people, ecologies, and businesses to thrive, together.

Anthesis is a proud member of:

capitals coalition
business @ biodiversity
textile exchange
business for nature
taskforce on nature-related financial disclosures
science based targets network

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