This article was originally published on Business Green.


“In an open letter published today and addressed to “CEOs everywhere”, the Business for Nature campaign has called on corporates to encourage political leaders to embrace economic policies and packages that prioritise nature restoration. The group brings together a host of leading NGOs, including We Mean Business, WWF, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the United Nations Global Compact.

“The natural  resources  and ecosystems that power  your  businesses and  underpin  the  economies  and communities you are part of  are under huge strain,” the letter states. “The global pandemic has forced all of us to rethink the world we want to live in. Many of you have already shared and supported ideas for how we rebuild our economy and society. We now also need to emphasise that  nature  is the  beating heart  of a ‘green recovery’  and  the  foundation  to  ‘build back better’.”

With more than half of the world’s GDP, or $44tn of economic value, exposed to risks associated with nature loss, business leaders have a huge incentive to champion the issue, the letter argues.

“Before coronavirus, the need to create more resilient economies and societies was clear, now it is inescapable,” the campaigners warn. “Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature.”

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