Corporate Ecosystem Services
Green Ant Advisors can support your company’s management of Ecosystem Service issues. As awareness, regulation, and emerging markets for ecosystem services expand, companies are experiencing increasing risks and opportunities. A growing number of tools are being implemented and Green Ant Advisors can guide you to the most appropriate and lead the entire implementation. Conducting a Corporate Ecosystem Services Review (CESR), Corporate Ecosystem Valuation, or Ecosystem Services Benchmark at your company will reveal important opportunities that have been hidden below the surface. Once these baseline analyses are completed for certain products, we will help you establish an ecosystem service action plan and enroll your teams for rapid results.
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More about Ecosystem Services
Ecosystem Services include a wide range of goods and services that are generated, usually free of charge, by the Earth’s physical and biological systems. They are divided into: 1) Provisioning, 2) Regulating, 3) Cultural, and 4) Supporting services.
Biodiversity and ecosystem services provide trillions of dollars of value to the global economy each year – likely on the order of magnitude of global GDP. However, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has shown that most ecosystems around the world are in severe decline.
All businesses are part of local, regional, and global ecosystems and interact with these ecosystems through impact and dependency. Impacts can be both positive and negative and many companies are actively seeking to minimize their negative impacts. Where companies are dependent on diminishing ecosystem services their business value may be at severe risk. Leading companies are taking a proactive stance to effectively manage both their impact and dependence on ecosystem services.
Ecosystem Service Resources:
The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review – www.wri.org/ecosystems/esr
Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation – www.wbcsd.org/web/cev.htm
BSR’s Environmental Services, Tools, & Markets Working Group – www.bsr.org
The Ecosystem Services Benchmark – www.naturalvalueinitiative.org
Other Services include:
Sustainability / Responsibility Strategy Consulting
Ecosystem Services Reviews, Valuations, and Management Plans
Building NGO partnerships
Innovation and Creativity Workshops
Sustainable Design Consulting
Greening your Supply Chain
Carbon, Water, and Biodiversity Offsetting