Our new Biodiversity Risk Filter tool is helping companies and investors build a more sustainable future for their businesses and the natural world.
Last December saw a ground-breaking commitment by governments from around the world to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030.
Getting there, however, will require the efforts of many, including business and finance. Their operations and investments can have hugely negative impacts on the natural world, such as deforestation, habitat destruction, pollution and land use change for agriculture.
And with more than 50% of global GDP, or US$44 trillion, dependent on nature and its services, the risks to business from nature loss are also highly significant.
WWF’s groundbreaking new Biodiversity Risk Filter tool provides a win-win for both business and nature. Companies and financial institutions in every country can use it to find out their impacts on nature and how much they depend on it. And it also helps them to tackle nature-related risks to their operations, value chains and investments.
The new and totally free tool, which is relevant to all industries and countries, builds on the long-standing success of the Water Risk Filter, which already supports companies in identifying water-related risks in their operations.
Rebekah Church, WWF’s Global Biodiversity Stewardship Lead, said: “Increasingly, companies and financial institutions recognize the business case for tackling biodiversity loss, but many simply do not know where to start.
“This tool helps them to map and assess biodiversity-related risks, enabling them to prioritize investments in areas that will make the most impact in mitigating their risks.”
The biodiversity and water risk filters are available at our free online platform, the WWF Risk Filter Suite.