Bringing sustainability to life: A framework to guide biodiversity indicator development for business performance management

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serval:BIB_DF5AA7C2EE3B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Bringing sustainability to life: A framework to guide biodiversity indicator development for business performance management
Journal
Business Strategy and the Environment
Author(s)
Addison Prue F.E., Stephenson P. J., Bull Joseph W., Carbone Giulia, Burgman Mark, Burgass Michael J., Gerber Leah R., Howard Pippa, McCormick Nadine, McRae Louise, Reuter Kim E., Starkey Malcolm, Milner-Gulland E. J.
ISSN
0964-4733
1099-0836
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2020
Volume
29
Number
8
Pages
3303-3313
Language
english
Abstract
Biodiversity loss is a critical sustainability issue, and companies are beginning to seek
ways to assess their biodiversity performance. Initiatives to date have developed biodiversity
indicators for specific business contexts (e.g., spatial scales—from site, to
product, to regional, or corporate scales); however, many are not widely translatable
across different contexts making it challenging for businesses seeking indicators to
manage their biodiversity performance. By synthesising the steps of common conservation
and business decision-making systems, we propose a framework to support
more comprehensive development of quantitative biodiversity indicators, for a range
of business contexts. The framework integrates experience from existing tried-andtested
conservation frameworks. We illustrate how our framework offers a pathway
for businesses to assess their biodiversity performance and demonstrate responsible
management by mitigating and reversing their biodiversity impacts and sustaining
their dependencies, enabling them to demonstrate their contribution to emerging
global biodiversity targets (e.g., Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020
targets).
Keywords
Strategy and Management, Geography, Planning and Development, Business and International Management, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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