Healthy Ecosystems




Based on the principle of leaving no one behind, the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to tackle poverty, climate change and inequality. These Goals represent the largest ever call for collective action by governments, institutions, businesses and citizens. To achieve the SDGs and so build a sustainable future for everyone, it is essential to develop the positive impacts of business and mitigate the negative.
Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Map helps companies to navigate and contribute to the SDGs by identifying the key issues and explaining the actions and outcomes needed for businesses to achieve long-term financial value, enabling both society and the planet to thrive.

SDGs for Water and Eco systems

Increased resilience of urban and rural landscapes, that protect natural assets, support wellbeing and help climate-proof community and business assets (SDG 6, 11, 14, 15).



  • Identify where your business impacts on ecosystems that support the environment and enable society to thrive in rural and urban contexts. 
  • Understand the risk to the resources you depend on and take steps to improve the health of water, land, biodiversity and air quality.
  • In urban environments identify where green and blue infrastructure can be used to increase resilience and support sustainable communities and cities.

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Business in the Community's Responsible Business Map 

By creating healthy communities and a healthy environment, responsible business can achieve long-term financial success. 

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Building Healthy Communities

Pride of Place is a new approach to the way we ask businesses to engage in communities. It brings together the skills and resources of business to help some of our communities in greatest need thrive again. It is a strategic and long-term approach based on over 35 years of experience of Business in the Community.  Our aim is to build healthy communities with successful business at their heart.
Find out more about Pride of Place.