Nature Stewardship

WHAT IF TAKING ACTION ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS
WAS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS?

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, protects critical natural assets, 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.

Business in the Community (BITC ) is calling on business to:

  • Identify where and how business impacts on ecosystems.
  • Understand the risk to the resources your business depends 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 communities to implement initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities to invest in preserving nature to create value in new ways such as boosting health and wellbeing, accelerating climate action and building a circular economy.

 

To support our members to reach these goals, we have a series of practical content, engaging events, and bespoke advisory support.

Nature-based Solutions to
Address the Climate Emergency
This report is the first business-facing resource created by the IGNITION project, produced in partnership with UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and Greater Manchester Combined Authorities (GMCA).
Download the document and watch the video.

GLOBAL GOALS
TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Graphic image of four different sized buildings with text saying '11 sustainable cities and communities' reflecting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) or Global Goal 11
Graphic image of a fish and some waves saying '14 Life below water' reflecting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) or Global Goal 14
Global goal 15 - green backgroung with a tree and three birds flying past the tree all in white.