When WHC was created 33 years ago, the intersection of business and biodiversity was firmly located in the realm of environmental health and safety (EHS), with a focus on regulation, compliance and operations.
At the bottom of all these words and declarations lies one simple truth: we need to stop the destruction of nature. We know what the drivers of destruction are. We know where the decision points lie, and we know how to fix and restore nature once its destruction has been halted. But it’s only in the jurisdictions that these things can happen.
From the World Economic Forum in Davos to the Convention for Biological Diversity's COP15 in China, 2020 was meant to be the Super Year for Nature, sending us into 2021 with renewed vigor for our work. But nature had other ideas.