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A New Biodiversity Paradigm for Business

Posted May 23, 2022 | Sustainability | Leadership | Amplify
Biodiversity
P.J. Stephenson and Judith Walls call for a “new biodiversity paradigm for business.” They show that current corporate guidelines for engaging on biodiversity are inconsistent and confusing, leaving companies unable to manage nature-based risks, capture nature-based opportunities, and prevent disruptive climate change. To correct these inconsistencies, they identify fundamental issues that businesses and other actors must resolve in the links between market systems and the nature systems that generate biodiversity.
About The Author
PJ Stephenson
P.J. Stephenson is Research Project Manager at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Chair of the IUCN SSC Species Monitoring Specialist Group, and an independent conservation and sustainability consultant. Since 2017, he has focused much of his work and research on tackling business sustainability issues. Dr. Stephenson has worked in biodiversity conservation for Scottish Natural Heritage in the Cairngorms, WWF in the Democratic Republic of… Read More
Judith Walls
Judith Walls is Full Professor and Chair of Sustainability Management at the Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. Prior to academia, she worked in investor relations as Head of Research, Consulting and Business Development for Technimetrics (later Thomson Reuters) in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Dr. Walls also spent many years working with conservation organizations regarding the human-wildlife conflict… Read More
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