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Biodiversity Risk - Integrating Business and Biodiversity in the Tertiary Sector 2018


This report aims to highlight the biodiversity associated risks and opportunities faced by tertiary sector business and present evidenced case studies to support and encourage greater integration of biodiversity into business decisions.


The study draws on a literature review of tools, methods, frameworks and initiatives relevant to how businesses integrate ecosystems and biodiversity consideration into decision making. The report features case studies demonstrating impacts from biodiversity loss on business and highlights opportunities to be realised by better integration. Accompanying Appendices, A and B, present a compendium of case studies and examples of biodiversity integration measures adopted by companies respectively.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2018·11·01

Girvan, M., Pecnik, G., Smith, M., Grant, H. & Beagley, L. (2018) Biodiversity risk - Integrating Business and Biodiversity in the Tertiary Sector, JNCC Report No. 620, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

The recognition of the importance of biodiversity, ecosystem services and natural capital has increased with the introduction of natural capital accounting and initiatives that attempt to make the benefits of biodiversity more visible.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·08

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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