Exciting news! We are thrilled to introduce the Nature Tech Alliance, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at assisting companies in addressing pressing biodiversity challenges. Leading the charge are Planet, ERM, Salesforce, and NatureMetrics, joining forces to revolutionize how global corporations assess and manage their impact on nature.  Alliance will focus on biodiversity measurement, management and disclosure, supporting businesses to get ahead of their nature impact reporting commitments.

Formed during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, 2024, the Nature Tech Alliance is dedicated to expediting and expanding the evaluation, management, and disclosure of biodiversity impacts and dependencies on nature. Our goal is to drive a sustainable future for nature, people, and economies by providing companies with the tools and insights they need to understand and mitigate their impact on the environment.

Through this alliance, companies will gain a comprehensive understanding of their business’s impact on nature and prepare to comply with new and forthcoming nature regulations and frameworks. This includes initiatives such as the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

At Planet, we are collaborating with other members of the alliance to provide industries with data-driven insights. Leveraging our satellite data and analytics alongside the expertise and tools of our partners, we are developing an integrated toolkit for biodiversity assessment. This toolkit will assist in value chain assessments, supplier engagement, and meeting reporting and compliance requirements.

The powerful alliance will help businesses to overcome the common challenges faced in managing biodiversity integrity across industries. It will provide an integrated toolkit for biodiversity management and disclosure, including:

  • Value Chain Biodiversity Impact and Dependency Assessment
  • Supplier Engagement on Biodiversity
  • Multi-Site Program Management and Field Service
  • Regulatory Reporting and Compliance

Each member of the alliance brings unique knowledge and critical competencies to the table. ERM provides sustainability consulting and global delivery capabilities, Salesforce offers powerful technology solutions such as Net Zero Cloud, and NatureMetrics contributes its eDNA technology and on-the-ground biodiversity measurement expertise.

Citizens of the planet are excited about the future of biodiversity and the opportunities for collaboration within this alliance. Thought leaders from each organization share their perspectives:

Andrew Zolli, Chief Impact Officer at Planet:

“We are at a pivotal moment in history where we have the technology and tools to quantify, monitor, and value our biodiversity. True collaboration is the next step, and we are thrilled to be part of this alliance to monitor and protect our world.”

Matt Haddon, Global Leader for Biodiversity, Water & Nature at ERM:

“By combining our capabilities, we can help organizations understand their nature-based risks and dependencies, enabling them to integrate nature into their business strategies and operations.”

Tim Christophersen, VP, Climate Action at Salesforce:

“To accelerate a successful transition to a net-zero and nature-positive future, businesses must measure, manage, and disclose their impact and reliance on nature. We are proud to form the Nature Tech Alliance and leverage our technologies to help other companies make a positive impact.”

Dr. Kat Bruce, Founder of NatureMetrics:

“This collaboration will provide full-spectrum biodiversity measurement, management, and disclosure for global corporations. Collaborations like this are critical for implementing solutions at scale and translating talk into real action on the ground.”

About ERM

As the world’s largest specialist sustainability consultancy, ERM partners with clients to operationalize sustainability at pace and scale, deploying a unique combination of strategic transformation and technical delivery capabilities. This approach helps clients to accelerate the integration of sustainability at every level of their business. 

With more than 50 years of experience, ERM’s diverse team of 8000+ experts in 40 countries and territories helps clients create innovative solutions to their sustainability challenges, unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations. Learn more here.  

About NatureMetrics

NatureMetrics is a world leader in delivering nature data and intelligence. It uses cutting-edge technology to generate biodiversity data at scale using environmental DNA. NatureMetrics recently launched the world’s first Nature Intelligence Platform powered by eDNA, bringing a scalable solution to biodiversity monitoring, equipping businesses for the new nature reporting boom. NatureMetrics works with 500 plus clients in over 100 countries across a wide range of industries, including energy, extractives, food and drink, and financial services, helping them to get ahead of the emerging nature and biodiversity regulatory landscape. Visit: www.naturemetrics.com

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