Organizations that consider natural capital and biodiversity as an integral part of their ESG strategy, particularly pertaining to their environmental goals, can help increase their businesses sustainability and resilience, reduce risks, improve their reputation, open up new investor markets, and be ready for emerging regulations. Importantly, recognizing the value of natural capital and biodiversity can help organizations to drive strategies to preserve it, and be ready to capitalize on emerging opportunities in this space. As organizations move towards valuing their natural capital, some important questions to ask include:

  • What is your organization’s awareness and understanding of Natural Capital and biodiversity at board and executive management level?
  • Have you completed a nature-positive readiness review to understand your impacts and dependencies on nature?
  • Have you identified the role and impact the blue economy has in your ESG strategy?
  • Have you set biodiversity targets and considered a roadmap to move to nature-positive?
  • Are you familiar with the emerging tools and data sets that can help you to baseline, measure and manage biodiversity?
  • Can your organization confidently articulate to investors and regulators on the issue of biodiversity?
  • Have you considered the opportunities a nature-positive future might present to your business, including investing in nature-based solutions as part of your climate change and decarbonization strategy?

KPMG firms have deep experience in supporting organizations to establish their biodiversity and natural capital strategy. KPMG professionals can help organizations:

  • undertake biodiversity vulnerability risk assessments
  • set ambitious and realistic biodiversity targets and prepare a biodiversity roadmap
  • assess how your organization can interact with the blue economy in a sustainable way
  • with reporting and assurance on establishing and building a pathway to reduced nature-related risks and moving towards being nature-positive
  • become familiar with new technologies, emerging tools and data sets that can support the baselining, measurement and management of biodiversity
  • manage natural capital and biodiversity accounting processes as well as the creation of nature-based financial instruments and solutions to support the preservation of biodiversity
  • articulate to investors and regulators on the issue of biodiversity by showing confidence and their capacity to tackle nature-related challenges
  • undertake client engagement and facilitation to broker nature-positive investments and operations
  • evaluate future opportunities arising from investment in nature-based solutions, also as part of their climate change and decarbonization strategy