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Our work with business

Our planet is facing an emergency. The loss of nature threatens everyone’s future. From combating climate change and fixing the food system to restoring the health of our ocean and rivers, we need radical changes to put things right.

The sheer scale of the global challenges ahead of us mean we must collaborate with like-minded organisations that share our vision of a sustainable future. The private sector is hugely influential and it’s impossible for us to address any of the big issues facing our world without business on board.

Today’s environmental emergency affects businesses too – from the impacts of climate change and water stress, to dwindling supplies of seafood and natural resources, to the reputational damage of being associated with wildlife extinctions and the destruction of our natural heritage.

Our film ‘Our Planet, Our Business’, inspired by the Our Planet Netflix series, combines stunning wildlife footage with the voices of influential business leaders to explain the immense value of nature to our economy and the critical role that business can play in tackling the global environmental crisis.

Increasingly, people expect businesses to step up and help tackle social and environmental issues – and many are responding. A growing number of companies are demonstrating that it’s possible to use their business to make a positive contribution to society and our environment. In fact, it can be a business opportunity – a way of adding value to their brand, engaging consumers and employees and building trust while avoiding risks and securing their long-term viability.

That’s why we work constructively with businesses in a variety of ways – from forming strategic partnerships with shared goals, to campaigning together, engaging employees and inspiring customers. We also call out those businesses that are part of the problem, or that aren’t doing enough.

Another vital part of our work is setting up collaborative networks and platforms where companies, governments and civil society come together to develop shared solutions to large-scale challenges – because it’s only by working together that we can build a better future for people and nature.

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