Introduction and background

Important disclaimer – The text in this consultation does NOT represent Business for Nature’s official position. The purpose is to consult a large group of businesses from all sectors, geographies and of all sizes, to continue to inform our policy work and ensure our position is ambitious, credible, robust, and grounded in business. 

This survey will be open until 26 November 2021. Responses after this date will not be recorded.

The consultation covers the topics listed below that have been selected based on the current ongoing discussions at global level on nature policies, including within the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD): 

1 - Reducing negative impacts & environmental footprint of production and consumption
2 – Role to be played by SMEs 
3 – Addressing environmentally harmful subsidies
4 - Mechanisms to incentivize sustainable use and penalize negative impacts
5 - Legislation on deforestation and conversion free supply chains
6 – Other comments or feedback

Please complete the following consultation to the extent that you wish, and feel free to only answer those questions you have a specific view on. The amount of time necessary to complete the consultation depends on the extent you complete the survey.

About Business for Nature – we catalyze business leadership to drive policy ambition

Business for Nature is a global coalition that brings together business and conservation organizations and forward-thinking companies. Together, we demonstrate credible business leadership on nature and amplify a powerful leading business voice calling for governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss this decade. 

Through the Nature is Everyone’s Business Call to Action, over 1,000 companies with revenues of US$ 4.7 trillion have now signed up and are calling on governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade. If your company is not yet a signatory, we encourage you to sign up here to add your voice to the growing critical business momentum on nature.

About Business for Nature policy positions - In January 2020, Business for Nature released a set of high-level policy recommendations developed in consultation with businesses. Building on these recommendations, we also published:

· Integrated policy recommendations to address the twin crises of climate change and nature loss: ‘Building Integrated Policies for the Planet

· Detailed suggestions on the CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to be adopted in May 2022 at COP15 in Kunming, China.

To learn more about the CBD, read our CBD Guide for Businesses and Financial Institutions and our publication “No business