WBCSD launches new platform to increase business investment in nature
Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launches an online platform, Natural Infrastructure for Business, to increase awareness of the business opportunities in investing in ecosystems – or natural infrastructure – and scale up action.
The ultimate objective of the initiative is that by 2020, companies systematically assess natural infrastructure options when investing in new sites or projects, thereby contributing to the protection, restoration and creation of new ecosystems.
All businesses affect and rely on the critical services that ecosystems provide. However, 60% of the world’s ecosystems have been degraded over the past 50 years. Taking into account land use change, this degradation is responsible for approximately 20% of carbon emissions globally. …,