Insights into Nature and Biodiversity: Industry trends, commitments and best practice examples

This report highlights the deep dive survey findings from our Gold Leaf member Sustainability 360 review, conducted over the summer of 2018.
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January 30, 2019


Policy & Advocacy, Research & Innovation, Membership & Networks



On the topic of nature and biodiversity we sought to uncover our Gold Leaf members’ commitments; best practice examples; the sources of pressure on them to do more; the barriers to going further; their industry partners and what more UKGBC can do to support them. This report also provides key insights on the state of nature in the UK, positive industry trends, the business case for nature, and a timeline of government policy and work.

We have also created a web based actor and resource map of initiatives and government policy within the built environment around biodiversity net gain. The purpose of which is to allow organisations to use existing knowledge and methodologies to successfully implement net gains without repeating the work of others. The actor and resource map is available here.