Cahier Biodiv’2050 n°18
Sommaire de la publication
1. Key concepts of the GBS and its ecosystems
2. Update on methodological developments
3. Case studies
The GBS brings biodiversity closer to businesses concerns by enabling decision-makers to take it into account
What are the options to reduce the on-site and value chain-related biodiversity impacts of a business?How can financial institutions assess the physical and transition risks related to the biodiversity impacts of their activity and that of the businesses they finance? Can businesses set science-based quantitative targets to reduce their impact on biodiversity as they do for climate?
The Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) is a corporate biodiversity footprint assessment tool which seeks to answer these questions. It assesses the biodiversity impacts of economic activities across their value chain, in a robust and synthetic way. It is developed with the support of about 40 businesses and financial institutions gathered in the Business for Positive Biodiversity Club (B4B+ Club) and through collaborations with academics, NGOs and other corporate biodiversity footprint initiatives.