Biodiversity is broadly defined as the range of different species within an ecosystem, although from a political and business perspective the term is often used as a synonym for habitats and wildlife.
Despite a UN target to slow the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, research has shown that it is still occurring at record rates, leading some commentators to warn that biodiversity loss poses a more serious threat to the global economy than climate change.
Businesses are under growing pressure to measure and reduce their impact on biodiversity.
A number of emerging disciplines are emerging to help firms better understand their effect on biodiversity, including efforts to directly account for biodiversity impacts and put a financial value on the economic benefits provided by functioning ecosystems.
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