How businesses can support nature to prevent pandemics
This Business in the Community (BITC) member-only factsheet outlines ways businesses and their employees can support nature recovery. By re-evaluating their relationship with nature businesses can contribute to reducing future pandemic risk. Investment in more nature-based solutions, both locally and throughout supply chains, will enable business to increase their resilience and secure responsible finance.
What can businesses do to support nature recovery and reduce the risk of future pandemics?
All organisations can have an impact through;
- reducing business travel
- responsible sourcing through supply chains and their services
- operating sustainable procurement that supports circular economy.
In particular organisations working in agriculture, food and drink; finance and insurance; construction and facilities management can play a leading role in advocating for change.
Read further details on these in this factsheet.
How Business in the Community can support your business with nature stewardship
The flourishing of humans and business success are inextricably linked to the health of nature. A stewardship approach builds increased resilience in urban and rural landscapes. It also protects critical natural assets and helps to climate-proof businesses and communities. Business investment in restoring nature reduces human vulnerability to future shocks, preserves biodiversity, and underpins positive social and economic outcomes.
BITC can help your business with nature stewardship by
- providing briefing materials, self-assessment and support toolkits particularly around the analysis of supply chains and procurement models that support a circular economy.
- helping you adopt the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). BITC members can read a factsheet on what TCFD means for responsible business. BITC’s Advisory Services team can help you conduct a TCFD readiness assessment and provide recommendations. We can also provide an overview of what your peers and wider sector are doing, recommendations on good practice and shaping or improving your disclosures.