The natural world provides the air we breathe, the water we drink and the essential resources and services that enable our societies and economies to thrive. So when nature is under threat, it has an impact on all of us. And right now, our natural world is declining at an unprecedented rate.
Businesses face new risks from nature loss, and will need to address the emerging regulatory, consumer and investor response. By putting nature positive strategies in place and integrating them into their plans, business leaders can harness new opportunities that create sustainable outcomes for all.
PwC’s passionate community of solvers is working together with businesses and governments to transition to a nature positive future.
Over half the world's GDP is highly or moderately dependent on nature
Source: Managing Nature Risks
Decline in global wildlife populations since 1970
Source: Living Planet Index 2022
Share of the world's potential economic output lost due to land degradation
PwC's global Centre for Nature Positive Business unites more than 500 nature specialists from across our network. Bringing together knowledge in biodiversity, water, forestry, regenerative agriculture and geospatial analysis, the Centre is accelerating the global transition to a nature positive and net zero future.
Many organisations may be further along the path to becoming nature positive than they think. We can help you understand what nature means for your business, why it matters and how you can start your nature positive journey.
Understanding and managing your business’s location-based impacts and dependencies on nature is an essential starting point to ensure its long-term sustainability and to manage risk. We can help you understand your interface with nature, the risks and opportunities it poses to your business, and how to monitor your progress.
Once you understand your business’s interface with nature, you must translate that information into a clear vision and mission with robust transition plans, goals and targets that integrate with existing sustainability and corporate strategies. We can help you develop bespoke plans to transition towards a nature positive future.
Transparency in measuring and reporting nature-related impacts, risks and transformation is an essential component to attract and retain investment as well as to adhere to regulation and manage reputation. The Centre for Nature Positive Business works with organisations to fully understand their interface with nature and to report their impact, targets and strategies in line with best practice and regulation.
Read PwC's analysis of the nature risk that organisations could be facing. Business relies heavily on nature to supply much-needed goods and services. Recognizing those dependencies is the first step toward managing the risks and opportunities they create.
At PwC we are committed to playing our part in delivering a nature positive world.
Global Sustainability, Climate and Nature Strategy, Director, PwC United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7718 864854