The Nature Strategy Handbook

The Nature Strategy Handbook is a practical guide to support all businesses in developing a nature strategy. The Handbook builds on guidance from the ACT-D High-Level Business Actions on Nature to show the key components of a credible nature strategy, taking into account the requirements of various frameworks, guidance and regulations.

It provides a set of guiding questions, recommendations and resources for how to develop a strategy for nature – whether that is as a stand-alone document or included in your business, climate or sustainability strategy.

Using the handbook to set a credible nature strategy can help your business reduce its negative impacts on nature, boost its resilience to nature risks, access  new commercial opportunities, create long-term value and strengthen your climate and sustainability goals.  This in turn will help your organization make a meaningful contribution towards the global goal to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030.

May 2024

First nature strategies featured as part of ‘It’s Now for Nature’

GSK, one of the world’s largest biopharma businesses, and Kering, a company representing some of the biggest brands in luxury goods, are among the first five companies whose nature strategies have been reviewed and accepted as part of ‘It’s Now for Nature’.

May 2024

The business benefits of setting a nature strategy

In the second of a series of articles, we look at some of the benefits a nature strategy can bring to business, from building consumer confidence to boosting investor trust.

Apr 2024

Where is nature in your business strategy?

In the first of a series of articles to help businesses better understand why a nature–positive approach is crucial for sustainable success, we look at the roots of a nature strategy and why now is the time for all businesses to develop one.

Dec 2023

Sector Actions Towards a Nature-Positive Future

For businesses to credibly contribute towards a nature-positive future, it is essential to adopt a sector-specific approach to nature action, recognizing the unique ways different sectors interact with and depend on nature.  

Nov 2023

Recap: It’s Now for Nature global business webinar – how to develop a credible nature strategy

Every business needs a strategy for nature. But many don’t know where to start. Listen to our business webinar to learn more about how to develop a credible nature strategy.

Nov 2023

Paul Polman explains why it makes business sense to set a nature strategy

Business leader, campaigner and co-author of Net Positive Paul Polman talks about why it makes business sense to set a nature strategy. Scaling up business action on nature is now a global policy and regulatory priority, and it is business-critical, posing significant long-term risks if not acted upon.

Nov 2023

Leading organizations release essential new guidance to help companies develop and publish nature strategies

Leading organizations release essential new guidance to help companies develop and publish nature strategies.

Nov 2023

Nature Strategy Handbook

A practical guide for businesses

Nov 2023

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Nov 2023

Manual de Estrategias para la Naturaleza

Una guía práctica para las empresas

pdf, 799 KB

Leer el manual

Nov 2023

Manuel de stratégie pour la nature

Un guide pratique pour les entreprises

pdf, 801 KB

Lire le manuel

Nov 2023



Nov 2023

Manual de Estratégia para a Natureza

Um guia prático para as empresas

pdf, 798 KB

Ler o manual

How was the Nature Strategy Handbook developed?

The Handbook was developed in partnership with the Business for Nature coalition organizations with PwC UK as the knowledge partner of the campaign. It builds on the best available resources to help businesses align with the level of ambition required to halt and reverse nature loss.

Throughout its development, the content was reviewed by an extensive list of partner organizations and businesses.

The Handbook’s content and the language used has been developed  to be consistent with the requirements of current nature-related frameworks and regulations such as the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the final recommendations from the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), the Science-based Targets Network (SBTN) guidance, NA100 and others. It builds on WBCSD’s Roadmaps to Nature Positive: Foundations for all businesses.

The ‘Resources to get started’ section in the Handbook refers to specific parts of these relevant frameworks.


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