Biodiversity for Business

Become Nature Positive - tackle the climate and biodiversity crises whilst benefiting your business

"Is this relevant to my business?"

Nature or biodiversity is relevant to all businesses, irrespective of their sector or size. Sometimes there’s a really obvious link to biodiversity – for example a housing developer will need to achieve 10% Biodiversity Net Gain on a new development and will need to restore or create habitats to more than make up for what will be lost. Some businesses will need to delve a bit deeper into their supply chain. A fashion retailer would look at where their garments are manufactured to find the impacts the manufacturing process is having on biodiversity. For example, the production of raw materials is likely to be where the biggest impacts on biodiversity lie (e.g., from intensive farming of cotton or sheep grazing).

Nature Positive Business is a nationally-recognised issue, with the Confederation of British Industry stating "Firms must understand how their activity can lead to nature loss.. you can't be net zero without being nature positive" and The Green Finance Institute has established the Group of Financial Institutions for Nature (G-FIN) which is committed to the development and expansion of high integrity nature markets in the UK.

How we can help

We're supporting businesses across Oxfordshire to get Nature Positive when making decisions about what to buy, how to manage land, or how to reduce, reuse and recycle.  By choosing the best options for nature we can, collectively, make a huge, positive contribution and grow Oxfordshire’s Nature Recovery Network.

Oxfordshire Businesses putting Nature First  

Explore how these businesses are making Nature a part of business as usual.

There are some great resources online to help you. We’d suggest starting here

Begin your journey to become 'Nature Positive': 6 steps

1. Work out why your business cares about nature

2. Find your biodiversity lead & connect with others

3. Familiarise yourself with the frameworks and standards

4. Start with quick wins!

5. Understand the full scale of your impact

6. Don't forget to engage your supply chain

Take the Nature Positive Business Pledge!

The pledge is for UK businesses of all sizes and sectors who want to reduce their negative impacts on nature and make nature positive decisions.

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