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Over half of global GDP is at risk from nature loss. Many businesses, from micro-enterprises in developing countries to large multinationals, rely on natural resources for their production as well as healthy ecosystems for clean air, water, productive soils and many other benefits. At the same time, our economies continue to inflict harm on the natural world due to the lack of financial incentives to restore, protect and conserve nature at scale.
While the private sector, including the financial community, is part of the problem, it is also increasingly becoming part of the solution. By addressing their environmental footprint and investing in nature, businesses of all sizes can identify new opportunities, respond to consumer demand for responsible behaviour, pre-empt regulation, and save costs and natural resources. Changing the economic and financial system to redirect financial flows towards nature-positive activities is imperative.