A Nature-Positive Future
Every business, regardless of sector, size or location, relies heavily on nature to supply goods and services.
Increasingly, however, these dependencies upon nature are left off businesses’ lists of priorities. With a decline of approximately 70% in global biodiversity since 1970, this has a significant impact on the balance in our planet’s natural systems. In addition, activities such as land clearing, crop production, and fertilisation contribute to 25% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
As global ecosystem health declines, organisations face significant risks, including higher raw material and ingredient costs and increasing scrutiny from investors, regulators, and consumers. Organisations that choose to act now to restore nature can unlock value creation through new business models and product or service offerings, improve the attractiveness of their existing offerings, enhance their supply chain resilience, and lower their operating costs.
Anthesis supports business leaders to apply a Nature-positive lens to their entire enterprise and to develop strategies to de-risk their supply chains and investment portfolios. Together, we can create a positive impact for both the natural world and businesses’ bottom lines by embracing innovations in sustainably derived materials, developing production methods that halt and reverse nature loss, and transforming business models that regenerate and restore ecosystem health.
COP28: Goodbye Denial, Hello Nature
This blog was written by Anthesis CEO, Stuart McLachlan and is part 1 of a series of insights on this years’ Conference of the Parties 28 (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates. Having not been to a COP since ‘Hopenhagen’ in 2009 (when all of my low expectations were fulfilled) it was fascinating to take…
TNFD: Raising the Bar for Identifying & Acting on Nature-Related Risks
Twenty-seven months in the making, the release of the final recommendations from the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) will create a landmark reference enabling investors to better integrate nature-related risks into portfolio management and asset allocation.
The Human Impact on Earth’s Health Reaches Critical Levels – Urgent Action Needed
Humanity’s actions are pushing the Earth beyond its limits, posing a severe threat to our planet’s stability, according to a recent study published in the scientific journal Science Advances. This study serves as a comprehensive “health check” for the planet, assessing its well-being across various environmental indicators.
Anthesis’ Authority-Based Insetting Project Receives UK Government Funding to Accelerate Investment in Nature
Anthesis has received funding to further develop its Area Based Insetting initiative for UK local authorities. The funding, made available through the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF), supports projects that improve and safeguard nature in England. The Authority-Based Insetting (ABI) project aims to provide a dedicated insetting solution for UK local authorities to drive progress to Net Zero….
Implementing Water Stewardship
Global water scarcity is now considered an imminent threat, and stakeholders have taken notice. Investors are increasingly turning their attention to the broad range of water issues that are potentially material to the long-term financial performance of their investments.
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