The biodiversity series continues, going in depth on major nature issues that intersect with business today, including land use and water resources.
With so much focus on the SEC’s climate disclosure proposal in the US this year, climate has taken the attention of many preparers – and for good reason. However, another topic, natural resources and biodiversity, is coming to the forefront as governments and companies begin to understand the size of the problem, both in terms of its potential impact on business and the potential impact of business on biodiversity. Given the breadth of the topic of biodiversity, understanding the issues that it encompasses can pose a challenge for preparers.
This week, Heather Horn was joined by Will Evison, director in PwC UK’s Global Sustainability, Climate, and Nature Strategy practice, to continue the conversation on biodiversity in our series, “Becoming nature positive,” and provide a more robust understanding of the issues of land, water, and other nature topics.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 5:14 - Why biodiversity is increasingly important to business
  • 14:25 - How current land development and agriculture practices contribute to biodiversity challenges
  • 26:04 - The differences between physical and economic water scarcity and how these impact business risks at a regional level
  • 37:13 - Examples of individuals’ and businesses’ choices that can have positive and negative impacts on nature
  • 40:49 - The differences between nature positive and net zero targets and goals
  • 47:21 - Advice to companies who are just getting started on understanding the issue of biodiversity
Interested in more background on why companies are beginning to focus on biodiversity? Listen to our previous podcast in this series. Also check out PwC’s global nature hub here.
About our guest
Will Evison is a director in PwC UK’s Global Sustainability, Climate, and Nature Strategy practice, specializing in integrating natural and social capital analysis into decision making. With over 18 years’ experience delivering climate and nature-related projects with businesses, investment firms and public sector organizations across more than 20 countries, he also led the development of PwC’s Total Impact Measurement and Management methodologies (TIMM), and now manages PwC’s global TIMM center of excellence. These methodologies utilize predictive analytics, health economics, and wellbeing techniques to model outcomes.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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