Eco4 Biz: Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Tools to Support Business Decision-Making

Eco4Biz provides a structured overview of existing tools and approaches that are publicly available. The aim is to help companies make better-informed decisions about which tool they could apply when assessing and managing their ecosystem impacts and dependencies, in order to ultimately lower risk, and enable companies to be more competitive over time. Eco4Biz clusters tools around two questions corporate managers might ask themselves:

  • At what scale would you like to carry out an assessment, i.e. global, landscape (including individual site and portfolio of sites), or product level?
  • What outputs would best support your decision-making, e.g. a map (including supporting reports), a quantitative value, or a score showing priority areas?

We have also indicated whether each tool is more focused on biodiversity or ecosystem services assessment.

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