Ecosystems and Biodiversity


Footprint Network News: Biodiversity Alert

Global Footprint Network, Market: Australia, Year: 2015

The Living Planet Report, WWF’s flagship biennial publication produced in partnership with Global Footprint Network, serves many audiences, from policy makers to the scientific community to individuals seeking to live within the means of nature. Another tool in toolbox is the personal Footprint calculator, which reaches more than 1 million people per year… Read more


National Capital Coalition Resource Libraries

Natural Capital Coalition, Market: Singapore, Year: Unknown

NCC is launched by Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Singapore. Its activities focus on global stakeholder engagement, focused research and development of methods for natural capital accounting. In this library of resources, you can find publications of the NCC and its partners, as well as links to additional key documents and programmes on natural capital valuation and related topics… Read more


Headlines of a Sustainable Lifestyle

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

For 9 billion people to have access to a good quality of life in 2050, we need to change what citizens perceive as high quality living, as well as changing products, services and business models. High quality lives need a thriving resilient economy that works in the context of finite resources and fragile eco-systems, and where personal wellbeing is measured as much in life satisfaction as it is on finances and material wealth. The Headlines provides a set of indications for what a high quality, sustainable lifestyle could look like in 2050.

Water and energy linkages to food, feed, fiber

WBCSD Market: Global, Year: 2014

There is an intrinsic link between the challenge we face to ensure water security and other global issues, most notably climate change and the need to sustainably manage the world’s rapidly growing demand for energy and food. Humanity needs to feed more people with less water, in a context of climate change and growing energy demand, while maintaining healthy ecosystems. Competing demands for water, energy and food will require us to make intelligent – and sometimes tough – choices and radically move away from business as usual solutions. Read more…

Case Study

2012 and 2013 UK Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

The Guardian Sustainable Business in the UK has some great case studies from their annual Sustainable Business Awards. Check out winners in Biodiversity from 2012 and 2013



Arctic Biodiversity Assessment Report for Policy Makers

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF). Market: Global Year: 2013

This report contains the best available science and informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations. To download the report, key findings, photos and policy recommendations refer


Business Ecosystems Training (BET)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Global, Year: 2013

The WBCSD’s Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course is a freely-available capacity building program to increase the knowledge and understanding of the links between ecosystems and business. The objective of BET course is to equip companies with the skills they need to better manage their impacts and dependencies on ecosystems and the services that they provide. The program draws on the wealth of WBCSD materials, methodologies and tools that have been developed over the past 10 years.


Eco4Biz: Ecosystem services and biodiversity tools to support business decision-making

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Global, Year: 2013

Companies have well-developed toolkits for many tasks they face. Yet some challenges – like how to measure and value ecosystem services and biodiversity – are still quite novel. Tools to tackle these are often unfamiliar and still being developed. So this guide is to help companies sift through an emerging family of tools to help them assess and ultimately manage their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. It will help you be better-informed during tough conversations around how to practically account for – and report on – natural capital in a consistent way and when assessing and managing your ecosystem impacts and dependencies, in order to ultimately lower risk, and be more competitive over time.


EcoSystems and Business Training

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Global, Year: 2013

The WBCSD has developed a FREE Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course to increase knowledge and understanding of the links between ecosystems and business.

BET is, in principle, a linear training program, i.e. the audience needs to follow each module one after the other. However, the modules are developed in such a way to allow them to be used individually if necessary. For full details  refer


Sustainable Investments for Conservation: The business case for Biodiversity

Market: Global, Year: 2007

This PwC study which was presented on 22 February 2007 in Brussels under the patronage of the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Stavros Dimas, suggests that the model of a “Sustainable Investment Holding” can be considered as suitable for coordinating such a strategic collaboration between institutional investors and environmental organisations.



Ecosystem Services and an Environmental Duty of Care

ACF. Market: Australia, Year: 2003

In this paper, ACF, Australian Conservation Foundation, comments on the VCMC/DSE Discussion Paper: Young, M., Shi, T. & Crosthwaite, J. (2003) Duty of Care: An Instrument for Increasing the Effectiveness of Catchment Management on the issues of ecosystem services and environmental duty of care. 


The Business of Biodiversity: Applying decision theory principles to nature conservation

ACF. Market: Australia, Year: 2001

This is a paper about applying business-like thinking to managing biodiversity. While the currency of business is dollars, the currency of nature conservation is biodiversity. The author argues that maximising our long-term biodiversity should be dealt with in a business-like way, with the only difference being the currency. A business-like approach to managing biodiversity involves using clear decision-making tools to determine actions and well designed performance evaluation to measure the success of those actions. The_Businesss_of_Biodiversity_ACF.pdf


Licking the Salt (A National Salinity Action Plan)

Market: Australia

This is a chapter of the whole report Natural Advantage: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Australia. Salinity is a pressing national issue, costing the Australian economy hundreds of millions of dollars each year. In this Action Plan, different actions are recommended to solve the salinity issue in Australia. A_National_Salinity_Action_Plan.pdf