Nature Positive in Business

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 (2024) Nature Positive in Business. Encyclopedia, 4 (2). pp. 776-784. doi:10.3390/encyclopedia4020049

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The concept of nature positive has recently emerged from the widespread recognition of the global scale at which nature is being lost and the threat this poses to the collective survival of the human race. Much of the interest in nature positive reflects the initial commitment to it by conservation organisations and by a number of international political initiatives. However, the pursuit of nature positive approaches by businesses has received little attention in the business and management literature. Building upon an analysis of secondary sources, this entry paper first examines how three international organisations suggest a nature positive strategy could be pursued. This paper then focuses on two multinational companies and how they plan to pursue a nature positive approach to their business activities. This article identifies a number of critical factors in developing a nature positive strategy: incorporating suppliers in this strategy, assessing corporate dependencies and impacts on nature, and reporting on nature positive initiatives and outcomes. At the same time, this article raises concerns that nature positive approaches could be driven more by business imperatives rather than fundamental corporate concerns about biodiversity and that many business commitments to nature positive could be seen as mainly aspirational.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nature positive; Sustainability; Greenwashing; Consultancy guidelines; Corporate actions
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Finance management. Business finance
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 01 May 2024 13:20
Last Modified: 01 May 2024 13:30

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