TEEB for Business

TEEB for Business and Enterprise

Businesses have a huge role to play in how we manage, safeguard and invest in our natural capital. TEEB in Business and Enterprise provides important evidence of growing corporate concern about biodiversity loss, and offers examples of how leading companies are taking action to conserve biodiversity and restore ecosystems.

As TEEB moves into the implementation phase, governments have also shown a keen interest in undertaking TEEB for Business.

TEEB for Business studies, at the national level, inform public policies, particularly as they relate to important economic sectors of the country. Specifically, a TEEB for Business project examines economic sectors at strategic or operational levels, identifying both risks and opportunities that biodiversity and ecosystem services pose to that particular sector. The output of a TEEB for Business study would be recommendations (in public policies or business standards) that would help government and businesses address these risks and opportunities. Several countries have initiated “TEEB for business” projects at the national level, including Brazil, Germany, and The Netherlands.

For more information about TEEB for Business contact us by sending an email to teeb@unep.org

Natural Capital Coalition

The Natural Capital Coalition, formerly TEEB for Business Coalition was launched in December 2012 and will bring together global stakeholders to study and standardize methods for natural capital accounting and enable its valuation and reporting in business. The Coalition’s activities focus on global stakeholder engagement, focused research and development of methods for natural capital accounting. The coalition has identified various activities and deliverables for Year one. To learn more, go to the Coalition website.

Other relevant links

NORAD funded study on Linking land-use change from cattle ranching in Brazil and air pollution from coal power in the USA to financial institutions

The EU Business and Biodiversity Platform

Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme

CBD Global Platform on Business and Biodiversity

Corporation 2020

Global Reporting Initiative

Natural Value Initiative

World Business Council for Sustainable Development