Among all the negative headlines about biodiversity loss and species decline, one good news story gets lost:
We all love nature
From the urban family who enjoy a walk in the woods to the committed conservationists planting their own wood, none of us like the idea of destroying this beautiful planet.
For business, biodiversity is win-win
It can be something as simple as an outdoor space for staff to enjoy lunch on a sunny day or a multi-annual investment programme to restore biodiversity in the community. It can be as short-term as a one-off team building nature day or a long-term decision to enshrine biodiversity in management systems and commit to continual improvement. However you choose to engage, there is something that your company can do to contribute to good news stories about nature.
Nature is good for you
Good for you, your staff, your community and your customers. Spending time in natural environments helps reduce stress, promotes health and enhances physical and mental wellbeing.
It's not all philanthropy, either. We can help translate your company's environmental credentials into internal and external communications that enhance relations with your workforce, benefit your consumer image, improve your reputation as a responsible business within the community and endorse your integrity in the marketplace.
You need nature
Businesses rely on nature - TEEB STATS - value of nature to business. Value chain risk. Concept of externalities. Compliance with EU Directives (EIA, Habitats, Birds, WFD) and national legislation. Biodiversity legislation coming down the line. EU/UN biodiversity decade...
Nature needs you
It's no lie to say that our environment is in crisis. The science is unequivocal. In Ireland, one of the biggest challenges to managing this situation is lack of data. Any CFO worth their salt knows that without data, you can't measure; and if you can't measure, you can't manage. We also need to restore, reconnect and rewild habitats to encourage diversity at the species, ecosystem and genetic levels. By engaging with biodiversity conservation, corporates can create shared value with governments, NGOs and the public.