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Published: 13 January 2023

The Chairperson’s Guide to Valuing Nature

In collaboration with Deloitte

In collaboration with Deloitte

Nature is the foundation of human existence. Although businesses depend on nature for all activities, they undervalue and neglect it as an asset, leading to poor business decisions with respect to the natural world. Businesses face severe risks from nature loss, including lost biodiversity. A lack of action could result in soaring commodity prices, job losses, increased regulatory requirements, political instability and failure to achieve net-zero targets. By recognizing the need to value and protect nature as core to business purpose, board members can help create greater value for all stakeholders, while reinforcing their organization’s physical and commercial resilience.

This guide explores these risks and opportunities and outlines key steps to help chairpersons incorporate nature as core to business strategy.

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